Recent releases recommended by Times film critic Steve Persall
1 Pulp Fiction _ Quentin Tarantino's bullet-ridden bending of time, space and tastes is an immediate crime movie classic.
2 Quiz Show _ America's fascination with "watching the money" on television is probed with uncommon precision by director Robert Redford and his stellar cast.
3 I Like It Like That _ Writer/director Darnell Martin impressive debut; a bittersweet story of a Latino woman on the verge of either a breakdown or independence.
4 The River Wild _ Meryl Streep flexes her acting muscles in a white-knuckle, whitewater-rafting adventure.
5 Ed Wood _ Director Tim Burton finds a somewhat kindred spirit in his visually impressive biography of a bad filmmaker with great taste in angora sweaters.