Scott Marks 4:30 p.m., Dec. 5
Audrey Tautou brings her curious, wide-eyed beauty to a gentle portrait of grief after loss. We’re given plenty of time to loll in the perfect bliss of her romance with a handsome hunk before he dies, the better to grasp the numb paralysis that follows. The restoration that follows that is the work of time and a bearish Swede. Nobody understands what she sees in him. But we do, and so we’re willing to wait and watch as he hunts for the humanity inside his mournful angel. 2012.
— Matthew Lickona