10/24/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT
>SYLVIA MILES (Crossing Delancey) Playing Amy Irving's interfering matchmaker, Miles proves there's no such thing as a small part as long as she's acting it.
MARK RYDELL (Punchline) As a comedy club owner, the director of On Golden Pond returns to acting in a performance of notable wit and nastiness.
MARTHA PLIMPTON (Running On Empty and Another Woman) Her fresh, natural line readings as a modern American teenager make two flawed films seem much better than they are.
JOHN MILUWI (Gorillas in the Mist) In his first film, playing Sigourney Weaver's trusty tracker, this Mount Kenya rescue worker proves himself a formidable actor.
BETTY BUCKLEY (Another Woman) With one scene as the wife Ian Holm dumps for Gena Rowlands, she brings a complex character to startling, vivid life.