Anjali has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A great premise with a loose, lazy story that I found quite boring in parts. There wasn't much differentiation between the characters outside of Gary and too many plot points that defied belief. (Like why do they continue on the pub crawl when it's obvious the robots are onto them? Why does Andy not just let Gary drink his last pint so they can get out of there?) It's not that working out these story problems would have been impossible…

  • Elysium

    Elysium

    ★★½

    What a disappointment. They built such an interesting world, but then laid a plot over it that was full of holes and Hollywood cheese. And for the love of god, what was Jodie Foster DOING? I loved District 9, so I was really hoping for something great, but this was just muddled and mediocre.

  • 48 Hrs.

    48 Hrs.

    ★★½

    Not as good as I wanted it to be. The plot gets saggy in parts, but not in a slow-burn, awesome way -- the characters (and viewer) just flounder around until the next thing comes along.

    Nick Nolte's gruffness started to wear on me after awhile and not even the energy of young Eddie Murphy could pick things up. And almost every female character was either a helpless prostitute being nabbed as a hostage or a crazy girlfriend who was…

  • Back to the Future Part II

    Back to the Future Part II

    ★★½

    I did not see any Back to the Future sequels until I was in my late 20s, so I have no nostalgic memories of this movie. There's no question that the point of view of an adult living in the 2000s is going to be different from a 10-year-old in the '80s -- and not for the benefit of the movie.

    Biff in all incarnations is distractingly over the top. The world of the future and Biff's world feel gross…

  • Chaplin

    Chaplin

    ★★½

    Assembled like a third grader's book report about Charlie Chaplin's life ("...and then this happened, and then he married this lady..."), but Robert Downey Jr's performance keeps it watchable throughout.