Cassie da Costa

December 2020

Cassie da Costa is a staff writer for Vanity Fair and a commissioning editor for the queer and feminist film journal Another Gaze.





1 SHAKEDOWN (Leilah Weinraub)

Finally available to stream (on Pornhub.com) after years of distribution roadblocks due to the documentary’s nudity, Weinraub’s film develops a new theory of entertainment and economics in its portrait of the eponymous Los Angeles lesbian strip club.





2 BEAU TRAVAIL RERELEASE (Claire Denis)

It’s not really a title you can satisfyingly translate to English, and the film feels like that too. Janus’s restoration, supervised by cinematographer Agnès Godard, offers occasion to bathe in its blues and blister in its grains.





3 FOURTEEN (Dan Sallitt)

Tallie Medel as Mara pierces you with a simultaneous sense of awe and guardedness as she loves a friend who needs more than she could ever give. Sallitt, through what seems

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