A New Anna Karenina
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A New Anna Karenina

**Spoiler alert** Joe Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina clearly carries the spirit of its period-drama predecessors (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) in its lush costuming, focus on gesture, dance scenes, and, of course, its leading lady. Keira Knightley stars in all three, and in some cases her characters feel almost interchangeable—this latest performance lacks the raw spark of her … Continue reading

Skyfall
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Skyfall

**Minor spoilers ahead** The newest installment in the much-beloved Bond series (almost constituting a genre unto itself, with its checklist of Bond-movie markers) is a welcome departure from its plodding predecessor, Quantum of Solace. Skyfall hearkens back to the more classic Bond movies that came before it, from little gems hidden in the dialogue (“for her eyes only”, … Continue reading