FREEZE FRAMES

ANDY WARHOL - Documentary look at the late artist, with some amusing interview footage and strong attention to his movies, which have been overlooked in recent years. The film excerpts include graphic glimpses of drug use, and there's a bit of vulgar language. Directed by Lana Jokel. (Not rated) THE BELIEVERS - A psychologist and his young son, just settled in New York City, become the targets of a fanatical cult that carries out animal and human sacrifices. John Schlesinger has directed Mark Frost's screenplay with great technical skill, constructing highly charged suspense scenes. Robby M"uller's cinematography also stands out. The violence is disgusting even by recent standards, though, especially since much of it is aimed at children. And the portrait of a barbarous Afro-Hispanic religion will hardly ease tensions in this time when racism and xenophobia are already rampant. (Rated R) CHILE: HASTA QUANDO? - ``When Will It End?'' is the question asked by this prizewinning documentary about political violence in present-day Chile. Directed by Australian filmmaker David Bradbury, who shot the highly charged material while pretending to be working on a film about music and religion. (Not rated) LA HABANERA - Revival of a 1937 melodrama with Zorah Leander as a woman stuck in a bad marriage. There's also a subplot about heroic doctors battling an epidemic. Detlef Sierck, later known in Hollywood as Douglas Sirk, directed. Many foreshadowings of his mature, virtuosic style can be spotted. (Not rated) PAINTED LANDSCAPES OF THE TIMES - Powerful documentary about the deliberately shocking, radically political work of Sue Coe, a British-born artist now based in New York. Directed by Helene Klodawsky. (Not rated) THE PUPPETOON MOVIE - Before turning to live action in ``The Time Machine'' and other films, special-effects wizard George Pal made animations, including many in his own ``puppetoon'' process, which used three-dimensional figures instead of drawings. Nine of them, and excerpts from more, are spliced into this entertaining collection put together by Arnold Leibovit, a Pal specialist. All ages will enjoy it, and it's a special treat if you're old enough to remember Tubby the Tuba, who stars in the last act. (Not rated) THE UNTOUCHABLES - Eliot Ness and his band of bootleg-busters enforce the Prohibition laws in the early 1930s. The action is most effective when director Brian De Palma relies on purely visual storytelling, as when the camera stalks a character through a house or Ness awaits a shootout in a train station. David Mamet's screenplay is less tightly knit, though, and Kevin Costner's performance as Ness is weaker than Sean Connery's as his right-hand man and Robert De Niro's as Al Capone. The plot erupts into violence more bloody than anything in the classic 1950s television series, and some of the language is equally rough. (Rated R)

RATINGS: Films with ratings other than G may contain varying degrees of vulgar language, nudity, sex, and violence.

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