Janelle Monae in a still from Antebellum (category IIB), directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Jena Malone and Jack Huston co-star. Photo: Matt KennedyJanelle Monae in a still from Antebellum (category IIB), directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Jena Malone and Jack Huston co-star. Photo: Matt Kennedy
Janelle Monae in a still from Antebellum (category IIB), directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Jena Malone and Jack Huston co-star. Photo: Matt Kennedy

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Antebellum movie review: provocative horror starring Janelle Monae fumbles its message on racial violence

  • Directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Benz unveil a provocative, genre-bending thriller that attempts to convey the horrors of slavery
  • Antebellum’s deadly serious tone, while respectful to its subject, sits at odds with the slick and almost playful nature of its execution

Topic |   American films
Janelle Monae in a still from Antebellum (category IIB), directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Jena Malone and Jack Huston co-star. Photo: Matt KennedyJanelle Monae in a still from Antebellum (category IIB), directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Jena Malone and Jack Huston co-star. Photo: Matt Kennedy
Janelle Monae in a still from Antebellum (category IIB), directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Jena Malone and Jack Huston co-star. Photo: Matt Kennedy
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