Elizabeth Banks

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Cocaine Bear: the trailer for 2023’s wildest film is everything and more
The Elizabeth Banks-directed caper, based on a true story, looks to be exactly what the internet wants it to be

Stuart Heritage

30, Nov, 2022 @9:22 PM

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Dear Elizabeth review – famous name decorates warm-hearted loser comedy
Hapless Sid tries inviting famous one-time pal Elizabeth Banks to his college reunion. Nothing goes to plan – but the film retains real warmth

Phil Hoad

08, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Call Jane review – timely, if occasionally jarring, abortion drama
Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver are charismatic in Phyllis Nagy’s directorial debut, about a group of women in the 60s providing abortions outside the law

Wendy Ide

06, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Call Jane review – abortion drama is sensitive if not revelatory
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy’s film on the pre-Roe underground abortion network features strong performances but never rises to a rousing battle cry

Adrian Horton

24, Jan, 2022 @8:38 PM

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Cocaine Bear: the must-see and must-avoid movie of 2022
Elizabeth Banks’s new film, about the aftermath of a narcotics drop in a Georgia national park, may be less hilarious than it first sounds

Stuart Heritage

10, Mar, 2021 @2:10 PM

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'This is just the beginning': Hollywood reacts to Harvey Weinstein's conviction
Stars from Julianne Moore and Rosie Perez to Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd respond to the movie mogul’s guilty verdict

Adrian Horton

24, Feb, 2020 @6:39 PM

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Charlie’s Angels – a weaponised feminist frenzy
Slick action and genuine laughs abound in this latest franchise reboot – if you can spot them amid the hyperactive editing

Wendy Ide

01, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Charlie's Angels review – ramshackle action reboot goes at half throttle
There’s intermittent fun to be had in this throwaway relaunch of the female secret agent franchise but the party is cut short by incoherent action and a clunky script

Benjamin Lee

12, Nov, 2019 @8:00 PM

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Elizabeth Banks: ‘My film is loaded with sneaky feminist ideas’
Actor, writer and director Elizabeth Banks is that rarest of people in Hollywood: a woman who gets her voice heard. As her Charlie’s Angels reboot arrives in cinemas, she talks about setting her own agenda, equal pay – and what she learned from Julia Roberts

Martha Hayes

10, Nov, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Brightburn review – effectively nasty horror subverts Superman narrative
A superhero’s origin tale gets a gory upgrade in this snappy, and mostly entertaining, antidote to superhero fatigue

Benjamin Lee

22, May, 2019 @2:49 PM

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Charlie's Angels: Kristen Stewart to head up Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot
The star will lead a reboot of the 70s franchise for a new film alongside the British actors Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska

Benjamin Lee

26, Jul, 2018 @7:11 PM

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The Happytime Murders: Melissa McCarthy snorts ecstasy with puppets in Henson comedy trailer
The star teams up with A Muppet Christmas Carol director Brian Henson for raucous new film The Happytime Murders

Guardian staff

18, May, 2018 @3:23 PM

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