Allyson Johnson

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.

Retrospective

5 years ago, the director of Parasite made his most unsettling sci-fi movie

Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix classic is a powerful reminder about how film can change the world.

Entertainment

15 years ago, Satoshi Kon's mind-bending sci-fi thriller foreshadowed Inception

Paprika embraces mind-melting science fiction much like Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed blockbuster.

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10 years ago, 'The Hunger Games' created a new legacy for the female action hero

The female archer trend took a dramatic turn in the 2012 dystopian blockbuster.

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This 2015 science-fiction drama has a powerful message.

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Belle review: The most dazzling sci-fi epic in years is here

Cross the bridge between reality and fantasy in this new animated odyssey.

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The 355 review: Jessica Chastain’s spy thriller is an incomprehensible mess

The all-female action movie fails to be as empowering as its premise.

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You need to watch the most unsettling time-travel thriller before it leaves HBO Max this week

There are only a few days left to catch this ‘90s sci-fi movie on HBO Max.

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The Wheel of Time glossary: 8 magical words you need to know

The Amazon fantasy series is full of rich details.

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Four huge ways The Wheel of Time is different from the books

The Wheel of Time takes a big leap from the page to the small screen.

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You need to watch the most bewitching cult classic on HBO Max before it leaves next week

This beloved ‘90s movie is all about witches, love, and sisterhood. Here's why you need to stream it ASAP before it leaves HBO Max this month.

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Dylan O'Brien takes viewers on a reality-bending trip in this sci-fi movie.

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The Wheel of Time: Rosamund Pike’s Moiraine and the all-powerful Aes Sedai explained

Everything you need to know about the group of powerful women at the center of The Wheel of Time.

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The Wheel of Time is better than Game of Thrones for one important reason

Amazon’s new fantasy series accomplishes something rare for its genre.

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You need to watch the most evocative sci-fi series on Amazon Prime ASAP

Now is the perfect time to catch up on the first season of this unforgettable adventure series.

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You need to watch the most riveting superhero origin movie on HBO Max before it leaves next week

This moving drama depicts the inspiration for one of our most beloved superheroes.

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This 2016 action-packed movie is a definitive work in the zombie genre.

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You need to watch the most biting satanic thriller for free on Amazon Prime ASAP

This 2000s cult-favorite is one horror-thriller worth revisiting.