Modernism by Other Means: the films of Amit Dutta – Srikanth Srinivasan (Lightcube, 2020)

Srikanth Srinivasan’s (aka JAFB who writes at his legendary site The Seventh Art) first monograph is a great book about Indian cinema. It is a great book about a filmmaker. Srikanth lists himself as a film critic on the jacket of his book, which he rightly is, but this work is very much that of… Continue reading Modernism by Other Means: the films of Amit Dutta – Srikanth Srinivasan (Lightcube, 2020)

THE APU TRILOGY – Robin Wood (1972) Movie Magazine

‘Where most of Godard’s detractors wouldn’t dream of missing a new Godard film, there is a general sense among Ray’s that Mahanagar and Charulata wouldn’t be worth the time and bus fare. The corollary is that Ray’s admirers (in print at least) tend to be critics of the conservative Establishment. Film enthusiasts who don’t know… Continue reading THE APU TRILOGY – Robin Wood (1972) Movie Magazine

The Films of Girish Kasaravalli by Sakti Sengupta (2015)

We have indubitably seen a continual rise in publications on Indian cinema and while many books gravitate to popular Hindi cinema there is still a lack of monographs on directors and films especially on Indian art cinema. Playwright and theatre critic Sakti Sengupta’s self published book focuses on the films of award winning auteur Girish… Continue reading The Films of Girish Kasaravalli by Sakti Sengupta (2015)