Nick Allen

Nick Allen is a Chicago-based contributor for MEL Magazine, and an editor at RogerEbert.com. You can find also his words about movies and pop culture bric-a-brac at Vulture and the AV Club. The 1970s punk rocker he most identifies with is Jonathan Richman. Follow him on Twitter at @nickallen_redux


‘The Goldfinch’ Has This Year’s Best-Dressed Sadboi

I’ve quickly forgotten most of The Goldfinch, a surprisingly boring movie about traumatic loss that’s experienced by a young boy named Theo who carries that…

Nostalgia Is the Real Killer in ‘IT Chapter Two’

Pennywise might be a child-chomping clown, but in IT Chapter Two, nostalgia is his bait. He knows that the past can prove to be a…