Angelica Jade Bastién

Angelica Jade Bastién


critic, vulture. southern broad. one hell of a dame.

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  • Antebellum


    “I am tired. I am tired of pop-cultural artifacts that render Black people as merely Black bodies onto which the sins of this ragged country are violently mapped. I am tired of suffering being the primary lens through which we understand Black identity. I am tired of being so hungry for Black joy and Black representation that scraps feel like a meal. I am tired of films about slavery refusing to acknowledge the interior lives of Black women even as…

  • Tenet


    fuck this movie. absolutely atrocious. paper thin characterization. there is no joy to the ostentatious ploys toward spectacle. john david washington has the charisma of a cardboard box. found the abuse storyline for elizabeth debicki’s character frustrating, hollow, and infuriating. this is a truly terrible film on levels of craft, acting, writing, direction, you name it. what an exhausting waste of time.

Recent reviews

  • The Witches

    The Witches


    have always found this film unnerving particularly the young girl trapped in the painting at the beginning. but what makes this such a fun time is anjelica huston’s deliciously grotesque and over the top performance.

  • Revenge



    this movie slaps, severely. the direction has such style and verve. the sound design is glorious. the use of color and score surprises at every turn. anchored by a tremendous lead performance that perfectly subverts expectations. can’t wait to see what the director, coralie fargeat, does next. definitely one of my favorite films i’ve watched this year that’s new to me. will write more about this work of fucking art on my tinyletter soon.

Popular reviews

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)


    I’ve been mulling over this review for a while because I have so much to say, especially after seeing the film three times. 

    Margot Robbie has cemented herself as a producer and star of high regard. She completely understands Harley Quinn — her energy, how she’s both a human Looney Toon and a remarkable emblem of female desire unshackled and unleashed, her humor and her voice. 

    The fight scenes are brimming with bone crunching action that delights and thrills and…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    fuck yes. finally some good shit. really fell in love with this one — its attention to detail, its ragged melancholy, its awkward tension, its dynamic point of view. love love loved the performances. may write more about this one soon. i can’t stop thinking about it.