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Film, "Anna Karenina": Now with Extra Artifice

"Anna Karenina": Now with Extra Artifice

Joe Wright's dust-blowing new adaptation of Anna Karenina faces a towering mountain of precedent: not only the greatest novel by the man Nabokov called "the greatest Russian writer of prose fiction," but the whole checkered history of Leo Tolstoy at…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of November 7:

Anna Karenina (Kino) Arrested Development: Seasons One-Three (Fox) The Best of the Scripps National Spelling Bee (ESPN) Beverly Hills 90210: The Complete First Season (Paramount) Cinema Paradiso (Weinstein) The Fallen Idol (Criterion) Freak Out (Anchor Bay) Jag: The Complete Second…
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Music, Style Contender

Style Contender

To paraphrase Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, conscious rappers are all alike, but every thug is thuggish in his own way. In other words, thoughtful MCs all sound the same, whereas gangstas come in many shapes and forms. Or at least that's…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Silence Is Golden

"Feature bloat" -- the unfortunate addition of space-hogging features to computer programs -- has a counterpart in local film festivals, which generally operate on the principle that more is better. The Silent Film Festival, now in its fourth year, bucks…
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