Critics' Choice: Nov. 7, 1988


THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM. Snaky vampires! Sexy virgins! Fluorescent caskets! Ken Russell's campfire tale may be more camp than fire, but it shows this unabashed mannerist going for baroque in fine form.

SALAAM BOMBAY! An Indian Oliver Twist learns the ways of slum-life survival in Mira Nair's poignant documentary fable.

THINGS CHANGE. Don Ameche is an aging artisan mistaken for a Mafia boss, and Joe Mantegna the gangland gofer who helps an old man come alive. David Mamet directed and co-wrote this beguiling men's club anecdote.

ANOTHER WOMAN. Woody Allen goes serious again, but brilliantly this time. Gena...

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