I loved the theatricality of Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, 2012), which I hope is down to the writer of the screenplay, Tom Stoppard. But Knightley so nearly did that neurotic thing she does with her face as Sabine Spielrein in A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, 2011). That’s ugly. Everyone else is earnest … because it’s a classic. I haven’t read the novel, so didn’t care much about the story. But thoroughly enjoyed the crossing-over between theatrical and cinematic staging. It's brilliant.
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, 2012)
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