AWFJ Women On Film – “Beginners” – Review by Ann Lewinson

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Ewan McGregor plays a graphic designer who learns to commit (to Mélanie Laurent) after his 75-year-old father (Christopher Plummer) comes out of the closet in this beautifully crafted autobiographical film from Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) in which only the love story rings false. Read more>>

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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.