At Vulture, Angelica Jade Bastién writes about the Amazon series, Them (2021). “In 2018, the artist Lorraine O’Grady said at a Brooklyn Museum book event, “In the future, white supremacy will no longer need white people.” That future is now. O’Grady’s belief nods to the ways the structures […]
Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Cary Grant at Criterion.com. “The body never lies. Instead, it keeps score, with our very gestures and walk and physical eccentricities speaking to the traumas and desires we’d like to keep hidden. But there are some people so aware of this truth, and […]
“To watch Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is to take a master class in image construction. In 2011, she severed professional ties with her father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, who’d had a strong hand in controlling her image. In the nine years since, she has evolved dramatically as a […]
Angelica Jade Bastién considers Keanu Reeves. “Throughout his career, Reeves has eschewed obvious transformation in favor of something trickier and more subtle. What has allowed him to remain a star, 30 years later, is a blend of virility, vulnerability, and an aura of mystery, hearkening to a bygone […]
Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Killing Eve as Bluebeard at Vulture. “Killing Eve is deeply indebted to film noir, a genre whose backbone is the ways people lose their soul in the face of desire — from the stories of lone stylish assassins (Le Samouraï) to femme-fatale-led worlds […]
Angelica Jade Bastién shares 33 neo-noirs worth seeing and talks a bit about the history of noir and neo-noirs films.