A Very Good Way for You to Spend Your Monday Night
Yes Man can wait another day. Go see A Christmas Tale.
By Kimberley Jones,
3:51PM, Mon. Dec. 22, 2008
You know when you love a movie and you want to shout it from the rooftops? Well, this is me scaling the wall and bellowing with all the bluster I've got in me, Austin: Go see A Christmas Tale! You have three crummy chances left to see this marvelous French film before it skips town for good.
Now I could go on and on about how ridiculous it is that a supposedly cinema-loving town can't sustain one of the best-reviewed films of the year for more than a week, or that IFC Films really bungled the job here, by under-advertising the film and mailing out screeners too late for some critics groups to give it the proper attention it deserves – but that's all in the past. What we have now is the present, and, like I said, presently only three more chances to see this funny, sexy, ecstatic panorama of despair and family dysfunction. (It's feel-good, too, I swear it!) It's playing tonight through Wednesday at 7:45pm at the Dobie.
Still not convinced? Don't take my word for it. Here's A.O. Scott's word. And Karina Longworth's. And Roger Ebert's. And Stephanie Zacharek's...