A former labor organizer and child actress, Lisa Rosman has reviewed film for such publications as Marie Claire, Salon, Vulture, RogerEbert.com, Time Out New York, Premiere, indieWire, LA Weekly, iVillage, and Us Weekly. She has appeared on CBS News, ABC Radio, the Oxygen Channel, TNT, CUNY TV, the History Channel, the IFC, HuffPost Live, AOL Build, and Wisconsin and Cape Cod Public Radio. She has moderated panels on film and feminism in such venues as the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and AOL Build. From 2003-2005, she served as the Brooklyn Rail’s film editor and, from 2005-2009, as Flavorwire’s film editor. She also ran the film blog The Broad View from 2005-2008. In 2012 she was honored as one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year for her relief work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Since 2012 she has reviewed films on the Emmy-nominated series Talking Pictures, which first aired on NY1 and other national Time Warner stations and, since 2019, airs on PBS Arts. Most notably, she once served as an assistant for Sesame Street’s Elmo.
She is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Society of LGTBQ Entertainment Critics, and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. A Boston-bred Brooklyn denizen, she received a degree in literature and feminist/gender studies from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. She also is a creative intuitive. Her motto: “A dame who knows the ropes never gets tied up.”