Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” is a tale of love, lust, and societal constraints.

Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina” is also very much about style, as the director takes the classic tale and uses it as a launching pad for a demonstration of filmmaking showmanship. It’s a choice that’s bound to draw mixed reactions, but I for one found it intriguing, and as a result, the movie wound up holding my attention far better than any staid, traditional period piece adaptation would have.

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