Antebellum

Antebellum

Shallow, exploitative, and ill-conceived on just about every level. For a film that tries so hard to frame itself as progressive and pro-black, it seems to treat its black characters with the same amount of humanity as the actual racists in the film; reducing them to nothing more than bodies to be maimed for the purpose of shock value and the directors' self-satisfaction. The script is also a mess, with a non-linear structure that doesn't work in the slightest and an absolutely abdominal twist. Throw this in the trash where it belongs.