Lindsey Romain

Lindsey Romain
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Lindsey Romain is a culture writer living in Austin, TX. Her work has been published in Vulture, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and The Chicago Tribune. She is a regular contributor to Nerdist, Thrillist, and /Film.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 87% The Nest (2020) If Durkin's imagination is the foundation, the performances are the glue; and what tremendous performances they are. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 67% Ammonite (2020) Ammonite is a lovely film that warms the bones and sinks into skin. It is a story for lonely people-one full of both hope and melancholy. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
4.5/5 84% Freaky (2020) Really, it's hard to find anything bad to say about Freaky. It's a confident, crushing, candy-colored dream of a movie, one that'll have you cheering and gasping in equal measure. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
95% The Uninvited (1944) It's not just the story that makes The Uninvited so memorable. It's the look and feel, the perfect way it captures encroaching dread, and the ghostly apparitions that take the film to the next level. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
4.5/5 100% The Stylist (2020) It's shocking, but the tension plays out slowly and knowingly; you cringe knowing what's about to happen so many times, but it's because Gevargizian did such a fine job tuning the instrument before that blast. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3.5/5 67% Girl (2020) It's methodical and moody more than anything. But it's a movie that gets under your skin and stays with you. And it'll make you pretty terrified of Mickey Rourke. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3.5/5 74% Black Box (2020) Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.'s feature film debut is a strong effort. It's creepy as hell and it worms its way right into your psyche. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 43% The Lie (2020) The Lie might work as an hour-long piece of television, but it doesn't quite cut it as a feature film. It mostly unravels with a final reveal that's more frustrating than it is harrowing. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 50% Evil Eye (2020) Their use of split screens is genius-level; it connects mother and daughter, despite their great distance. But like every entry in Welcome to the Blumhouse so far, Evil Eye struggles to make a strong impression - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3.5/5 60% Nocturne (2020) Nocturne is perhaps the most stylist and radical of the Welcome to the Blumhouse films, and that's thanks to Zu Quirke's impressive eye. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
2.5/5 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) The film squanders its wonderful potential for a few cheap "aha" moments that never coalesce. In fact, they turn the whole film into one giant, incomprehensible mess. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 86% Honeydew (2020) It's clear [Devereux Milburn] has a sharp, peculiar eye, and I can't wait to see what he does next. If Honeydew is just him revving up, then we're in for some future treats. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 91% Black Bear (2020) Black Bear is an impressive, indelible look at the creative process and the cost of indulgence. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
3.5/5 41% Rebecca (2020) This version of Rebecca only dances on the ledge of its psychological possibilities. But it's a pretty, breezy dance with a little splash of evil where appropriate. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
2.5/5 62% Chemical Hearts (2020) There was clearly love poured into the project, and it teases more to come from young talents like Abrams and Reinhart. The film shows there's more to come from this pool of talent. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow them much room to show off. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4.5/5 100% A Mermaid in Paris (Une Sirène à Paris) (2020) The film might not be life-changing, but it is life-affirming, and that's more than enough to sing its praises-without exploding your heart. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
3.5/5 90% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Ireland gives a tremendous performance with high-caliber delivery that elevates every scene. She moves through each frame with a nervous energy that punctuates the sparse landscape she occupies. It's impossible to look away from her. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
2.5/5 76% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) The result is a film with excellent performances, poignant visuals, a great sense of space and place, but a befuddling story that either delves too hard into exposition or remains ephemeral in key areas. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
5/5 88% Shirley (2020) It's a film fitting of her genius. And a film that exposes us to several female geniuses in the making, albeit in different art forms. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
4.5/5 91% Relic (2020) We embed ourselves inside of them until we're memories in the walls, of mutual flesh. Relic makes this metaphor literal-and it's haunting in fresh and clever ways. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
3/5 81% The Beach House (2020) The Beach House is a promising and entertaining film that merely hints at all Brown is clearly capable of. It's clear he has a great grasp on theme, visuals, and tension. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
4.5/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) What writer/director Whannell has done is filter this violent fable through a familiar dressing. He took the basic premise of H.G. Wells' novel and the Universal horror classic, and made them frightening in a brand new way. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
3.5/5 66% Gretel & Hansel (2020) The story is strong, but the visuals are what elevate Gretel & Hansel to something potent and memorable. [Osgood] Perkins and cinematographer Galo Olivares make brilliant use of the Irish setting, illuminating the sharp colors of forestry and open skies. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The adventure is poorly defined and confusing, but [J.J.] Abrams doesn't expect us to be smart. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) [B]y the film's end, it's impossible not to be in love with Gerwig's Little Women. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2 may get lost in its own mirage every now and then, but when it finds its way, it forges some of the most powerful storytelling ever seen in Disney animation. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
94% Marriage Story (2019) It's movies like Marriage Story that help us survive. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It's just as entertaining and escapist as it needs to be. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) It's hard to imagine having a better time at the movies this year. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/5 36% In the Tall Grass (2019) For a story so shocking and grim, the film is surprisingly safe, to its own fatal detriment. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
3.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is a movie with a lot of heart, a lot of qualities that are sure to make it a hit with crowds, and just enough unique magic to make it one of the more pleasurable movie-going experiences of the year. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not keeps building and building, with seemingly no where left to go, until it surprises you with an ending so deliciously on-point that you'll leave the theater with a buzz. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) It doesn't shy away from supernatural horror or the political kind, and that duality is what elevates the film from kiddo popcorn fare to something with legs. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4.5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) By the end of its breathless two hours and 20 minutes, Midsommar has its dirty hooks in you. It's pure, guttural horror of the demonically human kind. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/5 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) A plodding, lifeless, and generic superhero entry that feels more like a contract fulfillment than an actual movie. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3 builds on the impressive mythology of the first two films in new, beautiful, and often haunting ways. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) If audiences can embrace the major changes, they're in for a wicked, gory treat. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
4/5 82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Ripe with style and allure. Mortimer is having a wild time, and it shows in every splashy, punk-colored frame. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) It's clear Ahern and Loughman are two talents to keep your eyes on. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
5/5 96% Booksmart (2019) The plot may sound like rudimentary teen movie fare, but its execution is where its genius comes through. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
93% Us (2019) There's nothing quite like it. It'll haunt not only your dreams, but your psyche. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
4/5 65% Suspiria (2018) [Luca] Guadagnino and screenwriter David Kajganich take [their heroine] on a macabre and beautiful journey, one that mines the dangers of repression and antiquated ideologies, and forges something new. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
5/5 100% Mercury 13 (2018) Mercury 13 delves deep into the program, documenting what the women experienced and the hurdles they had to overcome to get as far as they did. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018