Arnaud Desplechin is a cinema maximalist: A Christmas Tale feels like all 12 days of seasonal merriment, and then some. This comic, ultimately touching family melodrama, shown last month in the New York Film Festival, is a heady plum pudding of a movie—studded with outsized performances and drenched in cinematic brio. The concoction is over-rich,... More >>>
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Heavy meal: Mathieu Amalric falls into the thick stew of A Christmas Tale.