Tag: Angelica Jade Bastién

A Problem Without a Solution: On Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’

“The body and the mind, and the horror therein, may be renewed through a metamorphosis of perception, as there is hope to be found in letting it, whatever it is, grow.”

More Than Shadows #2: On the Noir Legacy of Ida Lupino

“Ida Lupino may have thought of herself as a poor man’s Don Siegel as a director and Bette Davis as an actress, but I think that’s far from true.”

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Movie Essay - 2014 Ana Lily Amirpour Film

The Feminine Grotesque #10: Genre Is a Woman and She Has Fangs – On ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’

“After viewing ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ for the first time, I wondered, ‘Doesn’t a woman have to be at least a little bit monstrous to survive?'”

In a Lonely Place Movie Essay - 1950 Nicholas Ray Film

More Than Shadows #1: Series Introduction

“There will be unrequited love and monstrous desires amongst these essays.”

Eve's Bayou Movie Essay - 1997 Kasi Lemmons Film

The Feminine Grotesque #9: Learning How to Live – On ‘Eve’s Bayou’

“‘Eve’s Bayou’ is like a living poem, deftly exploring the way memory can both comfort and haunt us, long after the actual wounds of our tragedies heal.”

The Feminine Grotesque #8: Kingdom of Rot – On ‘Queen of Earth’

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién

The Last Seduction Movie Essay - 1994 John Dahl Film

The Feminine Grotesque #7: She’s a Loaded Gun – On ‘The Last Seduction’

“As Bridget Gregory in ‘The Last Seduction,’ Linda Fiorentino is like the shock of hearing a gunshot in the dead of night. She embodies, more than any other character, the ethos of the modern femme fatale.”

The Feminine Grotesque #6: Neon Nightmare – On ‘Jawbreaker’

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién

The Feminine Grotesque #5: Lilith’s Heir – On ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién

The Feminine Grotesque #4: Madness, Thy Name Is Eve

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién

The Feminine Grotesque #3: Something Wicked – On Robert Eggers’ ‘The Witch’

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién

The Feminine Grotesque #2: Mirror, Mirror – On Bette Davis in ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién

The Feminine Grotesque #1: A Unified Theory on Female Madness in Cinema and American Culture

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién