DECONSTRUCTING HARRY (18). Is it him, or isn't it? The frustrated writer subjected to high- powered haranguing from a starry cast, Harry Block - Woody Allen's most horrible version of himself to date - is a viciously funny creation, but you'd never have him in the house. ABC Shaftesbury Ave (0171 836 6279) 1.30 3.55 6.20 8.50; Odeon Swiss Cott (0181 315 4220) 1.00 6.00; Ritzy (0171 733 2229) 4.15 6.30 9.00; Screen/Baker St (0171 935 2772) 9.00. (P)

LOLITA (18). Adrian Lyne's mournful reading of Vladimir Nabokov's novel will disappoint perverts and puritans alike. For the rest of us it's an engrossing, beautifully shot, troubling costume drama with fine performances from Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert and Dominique Swain as Lolita. Odeon Ken (0181 315 4214) 6.00 9.05; Virgin Haymarket (0870 907 0712) 2.00 5.30 8.25; Warner (0171 437 4343) 11.40 2.25 5.20 8.20. (P)

WILD MAN BLUES (12). Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn prove they're no Hum and Lo in Barbara Kopple's absorbing portrait of the world's most celebrated malcontent. Plus an unforgettable turn from Mr and Mrs Allen Senior. Metro (0171 437 0757) 1.00 6.00; Screen/Baker St (0171 935 2772) 3.05 6.25. (P)

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (18). Exhaustingly funny comedy from the Coen brothers. Treasure the brilliant star turns and baroque one-liners, but don't expect to have any thoughts provoked. ABC Tott Ct Rd (0181 970 6032) 1.20 4.00 6.40 9.15; Metro (0171 734 1506) 3.30 8.30; Odeons Camden (0181 315 4229) 12.35 3.20 6.00 8.45; Swiss Cott (0181 315 4220) 12.45 3.15 5.45 8.25; Ritzy (0171 733 2229) 6.45 9.15; Virgins Chelsea (0870 907 0710) 7.00 9.30; Haymarket (0870 907 0712) 12.45 3.15 6.00 8.30; Warner (0171 437 4343) 1.00 3.50 6.40 9.30; Whiteleys (0990 888990) 6.20 9.10. (P)

JACKIE BROWN (15). A lot less larky and vicious than his previous work, Tarantino's third film is a thriller that glows with sweet regard for its middle-aged heroine as played by blaxploitation queen Pam Grier. A long, langorous, grown-up pleasure. Plaza (0990 888990) 12.50 4.15 7.40; Ritzy (0171 733 2229) 8.40; Whiteleys (0990 888990) 8.50. (P) Matthew Sweet

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