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What makes for good critique? What are the markers of taste and who defines them? Southern born writers and film critics Angelica Jade Bastien and Matt Jacobs discuss their takes on the world of film criticism, the ever-changing conversations we have around media, and what they look for in a film. Moderated by David Ninh, Director of Press and Publicity at art house film distributor Kino Lorber.

David Ninh (moderator)

David Ninh is the Director of Press and Publicity at independent art house film distributor Kino Lorber, a leading North American distributor of foreign, independent, documentary, and classic films released through theatrical, digital and home video. Prior to Kino Lorber, he was the first film and arts publicity hire at global creative crowdfunding platform Kickstarter as Senior Communications Specialist, where he partnered with hundreds of creators during the initial funding stages of successful film, arts and culture projects. He has also worked on the publicity teams at Film at Lincoln Center, New York Film Festival and PMK*BNC. A former Texan, he started his career as an entertainment and style reporter for The Dallas Morning News. He also currently works as an independent documentary producer with NY-based film production company Still Point Pictures. He has served on multiple film festival juries including SXSW, Outfest, Newfest, Hot Springs Documentary and is on the advisory committee at Film Forum. He lives in New York City.

Angelica Jade Bastien

Angelica Jade Bastién is a critic for New York Magazine’s site, Vulture. She is based in Chicago with her two cats, Professor Butch Cassidy and Paul Newman.

Matt Jacobs

Matthew Jacobs covers film and other pop-culture topics at HuffPost. He lives in New York City and has an English literature degree from Louisiana State University.