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Tragedy becomes farce in this awful 'Anna Karenina'

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I've long had a suspicion about Joe Wright, and "Anna Karenina" confirms it. The English director is very skilled technically, but he simply can't make a movie with a soul. His 2007 adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel "Atonement" was beautiful, even wondrous, as in the long tracking shot of Dunkirk. "The Soloist" had a story of promise. And "Hanna" was more than intriguing. But something was...