Allyson Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief at The Young Folks and film critic at CambridgeDay.com. A film and television critic living in Maine, she is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics Association. Her writing can also be found at ThePlaylist.net, VagueVisages.com, RogerEbert.com, TheMarySue.com, The Boston Globe, and more. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic.
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