Review: “The Help” – Ann Lewinson

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Tate Taylor’s film of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller about housewives and their maids in Kennedy-era Mississippi, which boasts Oscar-caliber performances by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, sidesteps the pitfalls of movies like Mississippi Burning while providing sneers for the “Mad Men”-deprived. 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.