by J.R. Jones
Oh wait, there are actually some other movies screening this week! I'm giving three stars to The Young Victoria, this year's designated tony British drama for the holidays, and a very entertaining one at that (though hardly as good as last year's, Atonement). We've also got Critic's Choice boxes for Broken Embraces, the latest Pedro Almodovar-Penelope Cruz love fest; Cloud 9, or as I like to call it, Old People Fucking; and Sundance Shorts 2009, a collection of shorts that screened at this year's festival, including Don Hertzfeldt's I Am So Proud of You.
And be sure to check out this week's cover story, in which movies contributor Cliff Doerksen holds forth on the storied cultural history of mince pie.