ELECTRICITY – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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Lily has epilepsy. But Electricity is as far from a film about disease or disability as you can imagine. Instead, for 30ish Lily, it’s just one more challenge in a life that has had more than its share of them. Childhood abuse that may have caused her condition is hinted at, which may also explain why her family is shattered and scattered. And yet Lily retains a resolute, almost steely kindness and optimism; Agyness Deyn effortlessly imbues her with a strange and lovely quality that somehow combines likability with aloofness: you want to hug her, but you refrain because you know she probably wouldn’t want it. Read more>>

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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at FlickFilosopher.com, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her AWFJ.org archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).