A Christmas Tale: The wildly, sublimely dysfunctional Vuillard famille gather for Christmas. This French film is a perfectly pitched telling of what happens when families get together - how we are free to be our best and worst while in the company of those who have loved and loathed us most intimately.
- Kimberley Jones
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: In this shamelessly dumb sequel, museum pieces once again come to life for night watchman Ben Stiller, this time at the Smithsonian. The film has tons of mindless CGI chaos but only a handful of moments worthy of real laughter.
- Marc Savlov