Boris Pasternak’s Russian-revolution love story, done up in 1960s-epic style by grandmaster David Lean, about a good-hearted doctor-poet (Omar Sharif) swept up in a political storm he cares nothing about. In fact, he’s passive about pretty much everything, including his torn love for both his gentle, devoted wife and legendary beauty Lara (Julie Christie). Set in Russia, where springtime feels like a Minnesota winter, the movie was actually shot almost entirely in sunny Spain (!); the subarctic ambience is completely fabricated out of white wax. Fake or not, the swirling flurries are relentless, and there are moments where you feel like you’re watching the story unfold from inside a snow globe. Doctor Zhivago is overwrought and visually constipated (so much massive history, so many small rooms), but the “Zhivago and Lara stranded in the ice house” set piece has a cozy, wintry feel that’s hard to beat.