04/06/1981 at 01:00 AM EST
>There's always the danger that they'll be lost in the flood of Oscar winner re-releases, so it's a good time to watch out for these early-1981 movies you might have missed:
•ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN—A brawling Clint Eastwood is a tough act to follow, but he did it himself in this amiable sequel.
•EYEWITNESS—A great performance by William Hurt, elegant Sigourney Weaver and lots of clever details make this a witty, classy mystery.
•THE HOWLING—Will heroine Dee Wallace end up fending off the hairy fiend of this diverting chiller? Does a werewolf sleep in the woods?
•THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN—Maybe the rest of her shrivels up in this film, but Lily Tomlin's stature only grows.
•THE LAST METRO—Director Francois Truffaut uses the grim setting of Occupied France and the supremely lovely Catherine Deneuve to best advantage.