Dir. Michael Hoffman
(2009, R, 113 min)
★ ★

I never used to think about it, but the more movies I see from around the world, the more distracting it is when, for instance, a cast of British actors comes together to make a movie about Russian people. Stranger still is when a couple of those actors are American, doing British accents, to play Russian people. It seems that British is the default accent for all Europeans in period films, I suppose because it sounds traditional and refined, but if it is to be performed in the English language, why British accents and not Russian accents? … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.org.

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