Twirls and Swirls and Anna Karenina: Russian Chocolate Almond Babka
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Recently Cameron and I slurped down steamy bowls of pho and then headed over to the Esquire, one of Denver’s Landmark Theatres. Our mission: sit through Anna Karenina without me rushing the screen for a closer look at Jude Law and without him passing out from all that face-time with Keira Knightley. Fortunately for our fellow moviegoers, the film’s make-up artists did a fine job of “ugly-ing up” Law and Knightley portrayed a far less sympathetic Karenina than we remember from the novel.
For those less familiar with Tolstoy’s epic book, Anna Karenina is set during the 19th century and depicts the Russian empire at its twilight, when decadence (from clothing to food to expressionistic opera) and its randy bedfellow “moral” decay danced alongside the rather rigid, clunky social class and gender repression duo. Who wouldn’t prefer watching Anna and Count Vronsky twirl around the dance floor? For…
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