Just an FYI, sometimes when they stop the train and don't tell you anything, it's because there's a wanted fugitive on the train, and the cops are searching the cars. So "police investigation" is way better than silence so as not to scare off the knife-wielding psycho asking if you know why the train is stopped. True story.
I might feel the way you guys did if I hadn't seen the movie in a Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem where some people behind me ululated every time the Persians were on screen. You think a movie's heavy-handed until you've experienced that in real time. Also I think it's worth something that a person's racism or misogyny or anything else, no matter how deplorable, is not the whole of that person and not necessarily permanent (re: almost everyone's grandmother and George Wallace). Also, I would have given the Oscar to any movie over Brokeback solely because of how bad Hathaway's aged makeup was toward the end.
I laughed hard (on the inside 'cause I'm at work) at the synopsis for Anna Karenina.