Author Spotlight

Girish Shambu

Girish Shambu teaches at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and runs a community-oriented film blog at girishshambu.blogspot.com. He is the author of The New Cinephilia and is coeditor (with Adrian Martin) of the online cinema journal LOLA.

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Cold Water: Dancing on the Ruins
Cold Water: Dancing on the Ruins

Fueled by the rebellious sounds of rock and roll, Olivier Assayas’s long-unavailable breakthrough film is a remarkably unsentimental journey through the memories of youth.

By Girish Shambu

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The Other Side of Hope: No-Home Movie
The Other Side of Hope: No-Home Movie

In the singular world of Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki, auteurist homage and social consciousness are joined by some of the most lovingly filmed dogs in contemporary cinema.

By Girish Shambu

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I, Daniel Blake: An Authentic Cinema
I, Daniel Blake: An Authentic Cinema

The ravages of poverty in contemporary Britain are translated with vivid authenticity in this drama from celebrated filmmaker Ken Loach.


By Girish Shambu

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Returnings to Life: The Apu Trilogy in Buffalo
Returnings to Life: The Apu Trilogy in Buffalo

One refrain often heard in discussions of twenty-first-century film culture is a lament for the loss of social film viewing. While we celebrate the fact that digital technologies have given us convenient access to unprecedented numbers of movies, old…

By Girish Shambu

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The Apu Trilogy: Behind the Universal
The Apu Trilogy: Behind the Universal

Satyajit Ray’s long-heralded cinematic achievement was influenced by European cinema but also grew out of long-standing Indian artistic tradition.


By Girish Shambu

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Two Days, One Night: Economics Is Emotion
Two Days, One Night: Economics Is Emotion

In Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s moving and humane critique of capitalism, true interpersonal communication is the only thing that can save us.

By Girish Shambu

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