By Owen Gleiberman
Updated January 16, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

KUNDUN (PG-13) There are many gorgeous shots in Martin Scorsese’s pensive drama about the youth and early adulthood of the Dalai Lama, yet it’s impossible to forget that you’re watching officially splendid cinematography. Kundun is at once spectacular and inert — a mosaic impersonating a movie; an empty-shell epic. C