RBG – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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rbg.PShe’s an unlikely 21st-century icon. Shy, serious, intellectual Ruth Bader Ginsberg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 85 years old. She was ranked as pretty centrist, politically, during her early years on America’s highest bench. But as the Court moved sharply to the right during the Bush years, and even more so since the rise of Trump, she has become a passionate voice for liberal and progressive perspectives, often penning her own individual dissenting opinions to right-leaning Court decisions. It’s hardly surprising, then, that she has becoming a beacon of hope to those who despair at the direction the nation has been moving in. That she has become the star of her own social-media memes, where she is known with roarsome affection as Notorious RBG. Continue reading…

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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).