Quentin Tarantino has complained about how one of the biggest problems with American cinema is that it’s afraid of big emotions. Of melodrama that might descend into camp (or perhaps is camp to begin with). And it’s true, more movies are likely to adapt an ironic distance than go for something earnest. There’s a reason for that: when earnest doesn’t work, you get films like The Postman and The Room. But that means some material just isn’t going to translate into American cinema, and that’s why Winter’s Tale is a boring disaster. Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe and Will Smith star in this story of star-crossed lovers and miracles, and my Winter’s Tale Blu-ray review follows after the jump.