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


An Increasingly Desperate Search for a Good Thanksgiving Song

There has to be more for our ears at the holiday than Adam Sandler’s ‘Thanksgiving Song,’ right? RIGHT?

Why the Darkest — And Funniest — Dark Comedies Are Coming From New Zealand

Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is just one example — but you can’t miss ‘The Casketeers,’ ‘Dark Tourist’ or ‘The Breaker Upperers’ either

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

Depression has never looked this good — and probably been so unhealthy