What we get lots of in this IRA movie by British director Ken Loach is not 1920s politics or guerrilla warfare, but beauty. There are lots and lots of beautiful Irish men, women, villages, huts, valleys, mountains, trees, shrubs, pubs, towns, streets, courthouses, animals, voices, hands, hair, hats, horses, hay, air, sky, clouds, shoes, earth, rocks, vests, milk, jails, maids, nights, mists, deaths, ruins, and music. Loach has finally surrendered everything, even his dependable socialist realism, to the power of beauty. (Varsity, 4329 University Way NE, 781-5755. See Movie Times, page 85, for more information, $6.25—$9.25.)

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