Cassie da Costa

Cassie da Costa is a writer who focuses on moving image and performance. She's based in Brooklyn and works as a member of The New Yorker's editorial staff while also producing the magazine's video podcast, The Front Row, featuring film critic Richard Brody.

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Feministing Films: “Get Out” Captures Double Consciousness Perfectly

In Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out”—a film that blends horror, comedy, and psychological thriller genres—a talented young photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) gets ready for a weekend away with his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) and her parents at their idyllic, remote mansion. He asks her if they know he’s black. She answers, simply, smilingly, “no.”

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Feministing Films: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Both the work and persona of James Baldwin, the great African American writer and thinker, are familiar to those who concern themselves with questions of relation—of blackness to whiteness—and racism in America.

Both the work and persona of James Baldwin, the great African American writer and thinker, are familiar to those who concern themselves with questions of relation—of blackness to whiteness—and racism in America.

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Feministing Films: “Hidden Figures”

So many movies about craft—whether that’s acting, painting, dancing, writing, singing, or scholarship—justify the passions of their protagonists with an appeal to grandeur.

So many movies about craft—whether that’s acting, painting, dancing, writing, singing, or scholarship—justify the passions of their protagonists with an appeal to grandeur.

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Review: ‘Christine’

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she read a few lines she wrote for the occasion — “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide” — took a revolver from her purse, and shot herself behind her right ear.

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she ...

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