Ann Lewinson

Ann Lewinson is a film critic for the Boston Phoenix, the Kansas City Star and the Santa Fe Reporter, and was the film critic for the Hartford Advocate for four years. She has written about movies for The Independent, the Sundance Daily Insider, the Tribeca Film Festival catalogue and Willamette Week, classical music for Andante and Stagebill, and environmental activism for Biography. Her fiction has appeared in Agni, Hayden's Ferry Review, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center's Special Projects Writers' Series and other publications. She studied filmmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, briefly worked as a sound editor, and has recently completed a novel. She is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics.

 

Articles by Ann Lewinson

 

The We and the I – Review by Ann Lewinson

In The We and the I, Michel Gondry makes good on his Be Kind Rewind promise.

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TABU – Review by Ann Lewinson

A haunting, postcolonial inversion of a Murnau classic.

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GANGSTER SQUAD – Review by Ann Lewinson

Gallows humor and aestheticized bloodbaths update a genre that Hollywood left for dead.

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PROMISED LAND – Review by Ann Lewinson

Gus Van Sant attempts a Stanley Kramer message movie. Read more>>

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Top Ten 2012 – Ann Lewinson

1. Amour

2. Holy Motors

3. Beasts of the Southern Wild

4. Zero Dark Thirty

5. Argo

6. The Kid with a Bike

7. Sister

8. Tabu

9. This is Not a Film

10. The Master

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RED DAWN – Review by Ann Lewinson

A remake of a 1984 guilty pleasure that has little reason for being.

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ANNA KARENINA – Review by Ann Lewinson

All the world’s a stage for the Russian aristocrats in the latest adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic.

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THE BORUNE LEGACY – Review by Ann Lewinson

There’s less at stake in Tony Gilroy’s series spinoff. Read more>>

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BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD – Review by Ann Lewinson

A post-Katrina fever-dream for our apocalyptic age. Read more>>

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THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN – Review by Ann Lewinson

A family film only the Lorax could love. Read more>>

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TED – Review by Ann Lewinson

You wouldn’t think you could dumb down Family Guy, but then again…

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YOUR SISTER’S SISTER – Review by Ann Lewinson

In the mumblecore-adjacent precinct inhabited by Lynn Shelton’s characters, sex is fraught with recriminations even if it barely lasts a minute. Read more>>

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BRAVE – Review by Ann Lewinson

Disney’s latest princess doesn’t want her prince, but Pixar’s first film with a female protagonist is no feminist parable. Read more>>

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SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED – Review by Ann Lewinson

For a generation staring down a future of student loans and dreary internships, Aubrey Plaza may be the next dream girl. Read more>>

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THE UNTOUCHABLES – Review by Ann Lewinson

A French enthusiasm that isn’t lost in translation. Read more>>

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PEACE, LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING – Review by Ann Lewinson

Jane Fonda riffs on her war-protesting past in a sunny comedy from Bruce Beresford.

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HYSTERIA – Review by Ann Lewinson

Repressed housewives and struggling slum-dwellers in Victorian England.

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THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT – Review by Ann Lewinson

A cautionary tale for men disguised as a date movie. Read more>>

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THE KID WITH A BIKE

The Dardenne Brothers lighten up. Read more>>

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THE LUCKY ONE – Review by Ann Lewinson

Zac Efron sleepwalks into adulthood. Read more>>

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FOOTNOTE – Review by Ann Lewinson

Joseph Cedar’s comedy about father and son Talmud scholars has so many loose threads you could take it in for shatnez testing. Read more>>

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“DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX – Review by Ann Lewinson

This Lorax speaks for the trees — and SUVs. Read more>>

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WANDERLUST – Review by Ann Lewinson

David Wain’s latest is an amusing recessionary comedy — until it loses its nerve. Read more>>

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CORIOLANUS – Review by Ann Lewinson

Ralph Fiennes updates Shakespeare for our short-attention-span era. Read more>>

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THIS MEANS WAR – Review by Ann Lewinson

A romantic comedy made by men who seem to have never met a woman, much less asked her what she wants. Read more>>

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