Anjali has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • A Band Called Death

    A Band Called Death

    ★★★½

    Pretty standard in style, but this documentary still tells a story that takes some interesting turns and has a lot of heart. The music is amazing, as are all the small twists of fate that led to Death being discovered by the world.

    I feel like there are TONS of documentaries about dysfunctional families, so it was great to watch one about a loving, pretty much functional family -- albeit one with a brooding genius at its center.

  • Take This Waltz

    Take This Waltz

    ★★★½

    Take This Waltz is a smart portrayal of a love triangle without the kind of obvious conclusion you see in most Hollywood rom-coms. I almost turned it off after the first 15 minutes because Michelle Williams was a little TOO twee and adorable, and the dialogue between her and Daniel (the guy who isn't Seth Rogen) often feels forced and self-conscious. I could see it on the page.

    But I'm ultimately glad I stuck with it and the more obviously…