MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Angelica Jade Bastién

  1. chat room
    The Good Fight’s Audra McDonald on Singing Prince Songs With Christine Baranski“She’s a singer and I’m a singer. Sometimes, she’ll start singing a song and a moment later I’m singing along with her.”
  2. politics
    The Good Fight’s Melania Trump Episode Is Its Boldest Riff on Reality“The One With the Celebrity Divorce” is an uproarious hour that blends Hitchcockian suspense, legal thrills, and satire.
  3. chat room
    How a Riverdale Audition Led Chance Perdomo to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina“He remembered me from that audition, but I didn’t know that he’d written this character for me.”
  4. tv review
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Loses Some of Its MagicSabrina is still enthralling, but something’s amiss in the arch, decadently conceived world of Greendale.
  5. tv review
    The Case Against Adnan Syed Is an Empathetic ReckoningIn this HBO docuseries, Hae Min Lee rightfully becomes the center of a murder case that’s captivated millions.
  6. legacies
    Luke Perry Made It Cool to Be KindHe set the template for the tenderhearted bad boy that pop culture still mimics today.
  7. tv review
    Doom Patrol Breathes New Life Into Superhero TVThe DC Universe show subverts comic-book expectations in ways both uproarious and heart-wrenching.
  8. guides
    33 Essential Neo-Noirs, From Jackie Brown to Gone GirlA guide to the most political and stylish genre of film and TV.
  9. movies
    The Beatific Imperfection of Keanu Reeves in The MatrixHe invented a new kind of action star.
  10. tv review
    Surviving R. Kelly Is a Necessary Awakening, But It Asks the Wrong QuestionsThe docuseries walks the line between honoring these survivors’ memories and exploiting them.
  11. 100 scares
    Horror Is Not Defined by What Scares YouAs the genre has grown in scope, the mainstream conversation around it has narrowed.
  12. 100 scares
    15 Essential Horror Films Starring People of ColorCandyman, Night of the Living Dead, and more.
  13. 100 scares
    The 100 Scares That Shaped HorrorFrom Frankenstein to Freddy to the “sunken place,” the terrifying moments that formed the genre (and our nightmares).
  14. vulture recommends
    10 Female-Led Noirs to Watch If You Loved WidowsHappy Noirvember!
  15. chat room
    Marianne Jean-Baptiste on Bringing Heart to Homecoming’s Cerebral Head TripThe Oscar-nominated actress talks about why playing Walter’s fiercely protective mother was so much more than mastering an accent.
  16. vulture lists
    Homecoming: Every Major Pop-Culture Reference and InfluenceAmazon’s Homecoming is proudly in conversation with Hitchcock, De Palma, and ‘70s conspiracy thrillers.
  17. close reads
    In Defense of Prudence Night on Chilling Adventures of SabrinaFrom the beginning, Prudence is more than a mere mean girl.
  18. fashion du jour
    The 10 Best Outfits in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, RankedFrom Miss Wardwell’s fabulous green robe to Sabrina’s Dark Baptism dress.
  19. chat room
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Tati Gabrielle Modeled Prudence on Eartha Kitt“The way that Eartha Kitt carried herself was very elegant, but so powerful. She was like a conjure woman.”
  20. tv review
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Is a Decadently Malevolent Halloween TreatThe witchy teen drama offers chills, delights, and an intriguing spin on a young woman’s quest for freedom.
  21. tv review
    Charmed Is a Hollow Celebration of Sisterhood and Female PowerI wanted to like the CW’s reboot of Charmed. But it’s the wrong show coming at the right moment.
  22. roundtables
    How Do We Talk About Race and Pop Culture Without Going Insane?A panel of critics discuss Wesley Morris’s New York Times essay and some of the biggest anxieties plaguing criticism today.
  23. close reads
    The Hollow Joys of Insecure Season ThreeMuch like Issa herself, Insecure needs to decide what it wants to be.
  24. movie review
    Nappily Ever After Is a Well-Intentioned MisfireSanaa Lathan can’t save this mess.
  25. close reads
    Maya Rudolph Is a Revelation on ForeverI hate to break out this hoary cliché, but it fits.
  26. close reads
    Insecure Shouldn’t Bring Back LawrenceThe surprise return of Issa’s ex feels both unearned and deflated.
  27. appreciations
    Why Burt Reynolds Was Such a Compelling Sex SymbolNo film better synthesizes his appeal than Boogie Nights.
  28. overnights
    Sharp Objects Finale Recap: Don’t Tell Mama“Milk” is equal parts jarring and beguiling.
  29. set visits
    On the Set of Queen Sugar’s Rural Louisiana WeddingEnding its third season on a note of unfettered joy feels quietly radical.
  30. vulture lists
    The 11 Most Essential Episodes of Living Single25 years later, this ’90s sitcom about love, friendship, and black identity continues to delight.
  31. overnights
    Sharp Objects Recap: The Lost GirlsSome truths come to light as Camille makes a connection with a suspect in the series’ penultimate episode.
  32. overnights
    Sharp Objects Recap: Dead Girls EverywhereCamille and Amma share a night out with dark undercurrents.
  33. tv review
    Random Acts of Flyness Is Dazzling, But Emotionally InertWhose consciousness is this HBO show trying to shift?
  34. overnights
    Sharp Objects Recap: You’re Ruined“Closer” is a stunning episode about the lies Wind Gap tells itself.
  35. vulture lists
    Every Tom Cruise Movie Performance, RankedFrom Top Gun to Rock of Ages.
  36. overnights
    Sharp Objects Recap: Devil ChildCamille and Richard grow closer, sort of, as she takes him on a tour through Wind Gap’s dark past.
  37. profiles
    Patricia Clarkson Is Terrifying in Sharp ObjectsThe 58-year-old actress has made a career out of playing dark, alluring characters.
  38. overnights
    Sharp Objects Recap: War of the Roses“Fix” supplies an answer to one part of the mystery surrounding Camille.
  39. overnights
    Sharp Objects Recap: The Woman in White“Dirt” offers a clever twist on TV’s obsessions with dead girls as the series’ mystery deepens by touching on local folkore.
  40. overnights
    Sharp Objects Premiere Recap: HomecomingThe first episode of Sharp Objects aims to leave a bruise.
  41. chat room
    Luke Cage’s Simone Missick on Misty Knight and the Rise of Black Superheroes“The success of these shows is allowing people to see the humanity of black people.”
  42. chat room
    Luke Cage’s Showrunner on Criticism, Black Hollywood, and That Explosive FinaleCheo Hodari Coker gets candid about the challenges and triumphs of his Netflix series.
  43. tv review
    In Season Two, Marvel’s Luke Cage Evolves Into a ContradictionThe Netflix superhero series takes bold risks in its second season, with mixed results.
  44. close reads
    The Good Fight Is the Most Incendiary Portrait of Female Anger on TVIn season two, Christine Baranski’s performance brought complexity to conversations about #MeToo and politics.
  45. close reads
    The Blistering Vulnerability of The Americans Finale’s Best SceneThe parking-garage scene is a master class in acting and filmmaking.
  46. close reads
    The Meaning of Elizabeth’s Dream in The Americans FinaleIt’s a moving view into a woman skilled at building boundaries between herself and the world around her.
  47. chat room
    James Marsden on His Big Westworld Episode and Why He Wants to Play Sinatra“You get put in some pretty perverse situations on this show.”
  48. How Atlanta Used Horror in Season Two to Explore Black IdentityAnd how it compares to Donald Glover’s use of horror in the Childish Gambino video, “This Is America.”
  49. The Best Witchy Comic You Should Be ReadingBlack Magick is a comic that deserves to be read and studied.
  50. The Delicate Fury of Keri Russell on The AmericansRussell is giving one of the most complex performances ever on television.
More Articles