On "Anna Karenina"
From The Dispatch:
The problem is that the film's glossy veneer is almost impossible to penetrate. It all looks gorgeous (the waltz sequence near the beginning is a showcase of virtuoso editing, music and design), but consistently holds the audience at arm's length. Even the screenplay by legendary playwright Tom Stoppard seems to be playing paint by numbers with a classic text rather than fully developing into an emotionally satisfying whole.Click here to read my full review.