(MOVIE) Director Gregg Araki can be devastatingly hit or miss, but his latest bout of damaged-youth eroticism, Mysterious Skin, is his best yet. Based on the novel of the same name, the film walks a fine line between sexualizing teenaged jailbait and showing the lifelong mental schism early sexual abuse leaves with two adolescents. Avoiding the Larry Clark–like trap of over-fetishizing underage sex—and keeping with Araki's flair for the absurd—Mysterious Skin is both honestly moving and darkly funny. (Varsity, 4329 University Way NE, 781-5755. See Movies Times, p. 83, for details.)