Watching: A Christmas Tale

Un Conte de Noël ("A Christmas Tale")

Ze French family films, they are like Russian novels, non? And ze queen, she grows ever more interesting to watch, oui? "Henri comes from my womb," she says of the cast-off middle son who will give her, begrudgingly, his bone marrow: "I'm taking back what's mine." C’est magnifique, for ze rare five stars. (And yes, I see why the French might hate us. Or me. It's the life, as they say. Right? And all for the love.)