When I read that Keira Knightley was going to play the titular role in Anna Karenina, I must admit I rolled my eyes and said something like, “because there is no one else in the world who can play the lead role in a period drama,” and then said something else like, “I just hope UNCLENCHES HER JAW,” and then I ate a cookie and forgot about it. But, as per usual, I have come around. For one thing, K-Squared is traditionally excellent in Joe Wright movies — she even won me over in his Pride and Prejudice adaption, and the Colin Firth version is OBVIOUSLY my spirit animal. For another, the trailer makes the movie look like it will either fantastically sweeping or sweepingly ridiculous (it is not subtle) and honestly, I can work in either of those directions. She and Jude actually look rather restrained in it, especially compared to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s mustache, and she also looks beautiful. As she does here.