Lindsay Pugh

Lindsay Pugh
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Woman in Revolt

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Always Shine (2016) Be prepared to deal with the wrath of a female friendship gone wrong. Always Shine is laden with so much tension that I felt the strong urge to take a Xanax while watching. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
90% Braid (2019) Have you ever done too many psychedelics and experienced ego death? This movie is like that, although a little less terrifying. I can't wait to see what Mitzi Peirone does next. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
100% Romantic Comedy (2019) Elizabeth Sankey explores the idealized, white-washed, homonormative love fantasies that romantic comedies have been perpetrating since the dawn of cinema. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
No Score Yet Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) If you want a reminder that misogyny is alive and well, this is the documentary for you. It actually ends on a bright note, but the road there is brutal - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
100% South Mountain (2019) South Mountain is a beautiful meditation on loss, forgiveness, and self-discovery. What does life look like when the most important people begin to leave? - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2019
100% A Colony (Une Colonie) (2018) What I liked most about A Colony is that Dulude-De Celles doesn't spoonfeed us information; instead, she lets facial expressions and small gestures do most of the talking. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
67% The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) Watch BSC after you've exhausted the 90's nostalgia subreddit but still haven't gotten your fill of payphones, floral overalls, or Letters to Cleo. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
100% The Garden Left Behind (2019) The Garden Left Behind makes empathizing with Tina (Guevara) easy because it provides a multi-faceted look at her life - her passions, desires, hardships, and triumphs. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
86% Nancy (2018) Nancy is a film about identity and the events in our lives that make us who we are. If you thought you loved Andrea Riseborough in Mandy, just wait. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
49% The Holiday (2006) If you're looking for a good movie, I don't recommend this one, but if you want something fun that you can still understand after vaping all afternoon, "The Holiday" is perfect. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
100% Mr. SOUL! (2018) "Mr. SOUL!" is unapologetically Black, feminist, and queer. The more you learn about the show and its enigmatic host/creator, Ellis Haizlip, the stranger and cooler it is. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
76% The Ranger (2018) When a groups of punks take refuge from the law in a cabin in the woods, all hell breaks loose. "The Ranger" is a great debut feature from Jenn Wexler. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
74% Clara's Ghost (2018) Based on the trailer for "Clara's Ghost," I figured I would either love it or hate it, and spoiler alert: I loved it. It is delightfully weird. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
94% Sweetie (1989) "Sweetie" is a film about people who can't cope with their emotions ... who don't know how to let each other in and will likely never figure it out. It is not an easy watch. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
No Score Yet Dissolution (2012) Loosely based on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Nina Menkes' "Dissolution" is the type of film you'll think about months after you've seen it. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
95% Enough Said (2013) "Enough Said" is a dynamite romcom. There isn't an onscreen couple with better, more realistic chemistry than James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
91% Certain Women (2016) To write this film off as a simple story about 3 women in Montana would be doing it a huge disservice. It might be quiet, but its ideas are not. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
97% The Fits (2016) "The Fits" isn't perfect, but it's a great example of what can be done on a small budget with a solid cast and crew. A must-watch for any aspiring filmmaker. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
95% The Love Witch (2016) "The Love Witch" is one part Alejandro Jodorowsky, one part Elvira, with a smattering of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (aka my twelve-year-old fantasy come to life). - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
99% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Hopeful or depressing, depending on your outlook. The script is brilliant, and successfully weaves in many philosophical concepts without getting lost in minutiae. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) "The Edge of Seventeen" is the most cringe-inducing parts of high school encapsulated in 98 minutes of runtime. Oh, and Woody Harrelson is in it! - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
90% Prevenge (2017) "Prevenge" is a misanthropic black comedy that Alice Lowe wrote, directed, and starred in while she was 7 months pregnant ... like a total badass. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
84% Orlando (1993) Despite my misgivings about book-to-film adaptations, Sally Potter's "Orlando" impressed the hell out of me. It's opulent, cheeky, and fun as hell. Woolf would be proud. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
58% It's Complicated (2009) "It's Complicated" is worth watching for many reasons, but mostly for the scene where Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and Meryl Streep get stoned and dance to The Beach Boys. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
77% The Forest for the Trees (Der Wald vor lauter Baumen) (2005) Maren Ade's HFF thesis is proof that a powerful, worthwhile film can be made on zero budget when the director and actors are talented enough. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
90% Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2010) "Everyone Else" is probably the best film about a disintegrating relationship I've ever seen. Ade has a real knack for visually representing deep emotions. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
49% Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle) (2001) "Trouble Every Day" is a horror film that works outside the typical genre conventions while constantly referencing films from the canon. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
92% The Piano (1993) "The Piano" is dark, Gothic romance at its best. It's a quiet, intensely emotional film, where everything is depressing and beautiful at the same time. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
97% Big (1988) Oh, this movie. It's not sad, but it makes me tear up every single time without fail. It's delightfully 80s and Tom Hanks is an adorable heartbreaker. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
92% Raw (2017) Clear your mind, eat a weed gummie, and trust Ducournau to take you on a bloody journey through one young woman's adolescent hellscape. It's fun! Trust me. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
93% Wanda (1971) When "Wanda" premiered, Pauline Kael (and many other US critics) called it a mundane piece of garbage. But they were wrong ... it's a feminist masterpiece. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
100% A New Leaf (1971) I watched this movie on a flight back from San Francisco and was laughing so hard that I'm pretty sure my surly teenage seatmate wanted to kill me. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
97% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) The ending kind of ruined this film for me, but I still recommend watching. Regina Casé shines as Val and the rest of the cast is similarly superb. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
73% Fat Girl (2001) I first saw this movie when I was 13 years old and it made me want to take a vow of celibacy. It is brutal and if seen at a formative age, inescapable. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
84% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) Soft, gentle, and kind ... until it knocks you down on the ground and guts you like a fish. Despite what some may say, "Sweet Bean" is far from saccharine schlock. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
96% Step (2017) Do you want to feel good about the world? Like even though Trump is in power, all hope is not lost? Watch this movie and let the girl power magic wash over you. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
56% Lemon (2017) "Lemon" is one of the funniest, most delightfully strange movies I've seen in the past ten years. I can't wait to see what Janicza Bravo does next. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
95% Pariah (2011) "Pariah" is a beautiful, sensitive debut, described by the cinematographer, Bradford Young as "a world and a film colored with glitter and pain." - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is one of the most beautiful vampire films I've ever seen and an incredible debut feature for Ana Lily Amirpour. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
68% American Psycho (2000) When you're a white, rich man in American, you can get away with anything. Murder and rape? Go ahead! Commit at will because the world is your oyster. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
88% The Invitation (2016) I really wanted to like this film, but it never came together for me. The character motivations made little sense and the twist at the end had zero payoff. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
71% Innocence (2004) If David Lynch and Ingmar Bergman had ever collaborated, it might look something like Lucile Hadihalilović's breathtakingly beautiful "Innocence." - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) I've loved Greta Gerwig since I first saw her in "Hannah Takes the Stairs" and I'm ecstatic to report that her first feature film 100% lives up to the hype. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
97% Mudbound (2017) This film destroyed me. It kicked me in the stomach, ripped out my guts, and stomped on them. Watch it. Watch it immediately. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
69% You've Got Mail (1998) "You've Got Mail" is a messed up story of early 90s catfishing. Watch it for the city/apartment/style porn, but don't let the Ephrons (or Tom Hanks) fool you: Joe is scum. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
84% Morvern Callar (2002) "Morvern Callar" is beautiful, crushing, and nihilistic as hell. Samantha Morton + Lynne Ramsay = heaven and I want them to work on another project together. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
65% Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1993) A little rough around the edges, but it's hard to dislike a movie with a strong, confident female protagonist and a frank attitude toward sex. Ariyan Johnson slays. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
82% Love and Basketball (2000) I was nervous to rewatch Love & Basketball as an adult but thankfully, it's as smart, funny, and beautifully shot as I remembered it from my early adolescence. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
89% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) I had some problems with What Happened, Miss Simone? but still found it worthwhile, mainly due to the inclusion of rare archival footage that I had never seen before. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
100% The Book of Birdie (2017) The Book of Birdie is a weird, glittery, feminine fever dream. It's creepy, but not scary, bloody, but not disgusting. I loved every second of it. - Woman in Revolt EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018