Picks and Pans Review: Now Playing

updated 05/30/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/30/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>WILLOW What should have been the perfect holiday fare for kids—a fantasy with a winning dwarf hero (Warwick Davis)—gets buried in an avalanche of adult-oriented subplots and special effects, some way too scary.

WHITE OF THE EYE If you're put off by the lines for Croc II, Rambo III and Friday the 13th VII, try this unheralded thriller with Cathy Moriarty as a wife who suspects her hubby's a psycho.

THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR Director Robert Redford makes his film about Chicano farmers up against Anglo capitalists much more fun than it sounds.

THE LAST EMPEROR No better time for catching up with the eye-popping China epic, now in wide release after winning nine Oscars.

SALSA A Latin Saturday Night Fever; bring bicarb.

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