Critics' Choice: May 30, 1988


A TAXING WOMAN. An immovable object in the shape of a greedy, tax-resisting real estate magnate meets the irresistible force of a zealous lady tax collector. Japan's Juzo Itami (Tampopo) collects our interest and offers sly dividends.

WINGS OF DESIRE. An angel, tantalized by the pleading voices of humanity, falls in love and then to earth. A timeless fantasy in today's West Berlin.

ARIA. Assign ten directors to work daft magic on ten of opera's greatest hits, and the result is this beguiling pastiche of long-haired "videos." Ken Russell wins top prize for his Turandotty dream sequence.



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