Take a drink:
• Every time you see anthropomorphic food.
• Every time a bell or chime rings.
• Gonzo directly quotes Dickens.
Joe Wright’s new adaptation of Anna Karenina is absorbing and moving—eventually. The showy director burdens this film with such a heavy st..
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