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Elizabeth Banks

Love & Mercy (2014)

Too-schematic depiction of a troubled pop music genius It's another music biopic essaying a fresh angle, I'm Not There mode minus four. Instead of the six actors Todd Haynes deployed to depict the multifacetedness of Bob Dylan, the Beach…

Every Secret Thing (2014)

Every Secret Thing has two young girls stealing a baby. The baby dies. This isn't a spoiler. These events occur just before, and during, the opening credits. I'm telling you this right now because it may be the sort of movie that you need…

The Lego Movie (2014)

Like most American blockbusters The Lego Movie is mainly physical action. Based on the game of Lego, it's an elaborate virtuoso display of tiny fixed interlocking parts creating a universe populated with buildings, figures, objects, all…

The Lego Movie (2014)

I almost gave The Lego Movie 10/10. In fact, as I write this review I am still wondering just why it's not getting a perfect score, because I can't think of any faults. I guess the very nature of the film dictates that some of the frantic…

Movie 43 (2013)

I'm not crediting everyone individually here, because it would just take too long, but Movie 43 puts together a decent list of names both behind and in front of the camera. It's a comedy movie made up of sketches, connected by a framing…