HEIST Gene Hackman (Warner, R) In David Mamet’s multitiered caper, Hackman shines with magisterial charm. B+
OTHELLO Eamonn Walker (Acorn, unrated) Leave it to Masterpiece Theatre to bring us one of the best recent renditions of Shakespeare’s tale of woe. B+
SEXY BEAST Ben Kingsley (Fox, R) Kingsley turns in a riveting performance as Don Logan, a mad-dog gangster who won’t take no for an answer. A
ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (Columbia TriStar, unrated, DVD) Get a first-rate introduction to Archie Bunker, TV’s most beloved bigot.
IRON MONKEY (Miramax, PG-13) The name may be silly, but the story of a masked martial artist who takes from the rich and gives to the poor is a serious contender.
K-PAX (Universal, PG-13) Is Kevin Spacey a banana-loving alien from a galaxy far, far away or is he just plain bananas?
ON THE LINE (Miramax, PG) Plot? What plot? It stars oh-so-dreamy Lance Bass and Joey Fatone from ‘N Sync. To a 14-year-old, what else matters?
ORIGINAL SIN (MGM, R/unrated) Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas heat it up in this bodice-ripping thriller, also available in an extra-steamy DVD edition.