“Anna Karenina”: A Contender After All?

Some of the early reviews of the new movie version of “Anna Karenina” that I posted recently were respectful but hardly adoring: high production values, bold theatrical concept: Oscar nominations but no Oscars. Now that the movie is screening at the Toronto Film Festival, some true champions have emerged. Jeffrey Wells is one of them. He says “Anna” is “the first truly breathtaking high-style film of the year and a non-musical successor to ‘Moulin Rouge.'” He adds that in the title role Keira Knightley gives “a Best Actress performance if I’ve ever seen one.”

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