01/23/1989 at 01:00 AM EST
>DANGEROUS LIAISONS Glenn Close and John Malkovich excel in a costume drama of roaring appetite, rank wickedness and rare carnal wit. A return visit confirms it as the best picture of 1988.
THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST Praised by some critics and pummeled by others, this haunting film version of Anne Tyler's novel finds the secret heart of a repressed man, stunningly acted by William Hurt.
RAIN MAN As an autistic savant kidnapped by his scheming brother (Tom Cruise
), Dustin Hoffman plays with surpassing artistry (see page 36).