• November 10, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    Though I can't really discuss the film because of the studio embargo imposed until the release date, November 16, I thought I'd share this observation about director Joe Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." The film has confused some because of its structure, a kind of play within the film with stage sets, musical numbers, and other artifices.

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  • September 09, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    Well, I guess it was inevitable. My first big disappointment at the festival, Rather than be negative and name names, and also because this is one of the films in competition (I'm on the FIPRESCI jury), I'll just say that the book it is based on is still great. And I'm not referring to "Anna Karenina," which everyone says was terrific and which I missed.

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