After making his metaphysical action movie "Hanna," English director Joe Wright was faced with the question of where to go next. The answer seemed to drop right in front of him: "Anna Karenina."
Leo Tolstoy's late 19th century novel had been filmed many times before, the most famous version being the 1935 Greta Garbo movie. Read More
“Anna Karenina” is back, regardless of whether we need another adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tragic story of love, longing, locomotives and, when things work well, some pithy social material in between. Director Joe Wright gives it an original go, but his stylized, design-heavy approach undercuts essential passion. Read More
A teen goes into the woods and the world and combats a witch and a wolf or two in “Hanna,” an internationally toned adrenaline ride that incorporates the Hollywood-popular ingredients of assassins and kick-ass girls into the fairy-tale recipe.
Directed by Joe Wright, this artful actioner pleasures the eyes and sizzles with vigor but lacks emotional impact between its opening and closing blams. Read More
“Hanna” might seem like a dramatic departure for director Joe Wright and his favorite young star, Saoirse Ronan, who last collaborated on 2007’s period romance “Atonement” before reconnecting, at Ronan’s suggestion, on his new movie, which opens Friday. Read More