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Anna Karenina

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Anna Karenina latches onto the idea of life played out on a constantly shifting Old World stage — jazzed up with a sensual restlessness and humor to equate 19th century society and the theater as realm both subject to rules of order that cannot be circumvented.  

Never Let Me Go (Review)

Pedigreed book adaptation is artful but airless

0 Comments · Thursday, October 7, 2010
Author and screenwriter Alex Garland knows how to create tension and an almost existential sense of dread from nothing more than the thoughts inside one’s head. So a film collaboration with director Mark Romanek based on an acclaimed novel by Kazuo Ishiguro should be a surreal and dramatic vision. Romanek's film is undeniably artful but airless and lacking both a heartbeat and true soul. Grade: C-.  

The Duchess (Review)

Keira Knightly dons period duds once again, but to little effect

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Georgiana (Keira Knightley), the Duchess of Devonshire, is reported to have been a progressive woman during her lifetime. The personal and the political realms of her life took center stage and the world was seemingly aware of her every move and thought on any and all subjects, again both personal and political.