FREEZE FRAMES

LA BOH`EME - The great Puccini opera about love and death in bohemian Paris. Attractively sung by the gifted Barbara Hendricks and others, with James Conlon conducting the Orchestre National de France. But there's nothing distinctive about the flat visual style of Luigi Comencici, who directed the film in a spirit of earnest but stodgy realism that doesn't mesh well with the larger-than-life quality of grand opera. (Not rated) THE COURIER - Drugs and violent crime in Ireland are the subjects of this unmemorable thriller, featuring Gabriel Byrne in a bearish performance. Directed by Frank Deasy and Joe Lee. (Rated R)

THE EMPEROR'S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON - This amazing documentary follows the obsessive activities of a Japanese man who's determined to uncover proof of war crimes committed during the last days of World War II. Directed by Kazuo Hara from an idea by veteran filmmaker Shohei Imamura. (Not rated)

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE - There are plenty of thrills but few real surprises in Indy's latest romp, which pits him and his father against Nazis and other villains trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail and the ``awesome powers'' it will supposedly give them. Directed by Steven Spielberg, who seems a tad more restrained than in the earlier Indy epics, with George Lucas as executive producer. Harrison Ford is his usual heroic self, and Sean Connery appears to be having a great time in the role of Indy's long-suffering dad. (Rated PG-13)

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