Anjali has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • World War Z

    World War Z

    ★★★

    I enjoyed this not as a zombie movie (which it barely was), but as an apocalyptic disease movie. I like those, just not as much as zombie movies.

  • The Spectacular Now

    The Spectacular Now

    ★★★

    A well-crafted film featuring a main character I cared less and less about as the film went on. It's funny: most guys I know really enjoyed watching this and most girls did not. It probably has something to do with whether or not you have ever dated a charming, self-absorbed guy who you thought you could rescue and who ultimately wasted ___ years of your life. If so, you can't help but see the whole story in a different light.

    Excellent acting all around though, and I appreciated the sort of meandering way the story unfolded.

    But still.

  • In the Cut

    In the Cut

    ★★★

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

    I thoroughly enjoyed Top of the Lake, the newish Jane Campion miniseries, so I decided to finally watch In the Cut, which I had always heard very mixed things about.

    My feelings are also mixed. I loved the feeling of menace throughout the film that is so strong, even innocent props become threatening. You never really trust anyone, but it doesn't feel contrived. And the final showdown between Frannie and the killer sparked some thoughts about the expectations and pressures…