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Devika Girish

Overview: Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Devika Girish on Her First Tribeca Film Festival Experience

Lemonade Movie Essay - 2018 Ioana Uricaru Film

Tribeca Film Festival Review: Ioana Uricaru’s ‘Lemonade’

“‘Lemonade’ makes palpable the psychological experience of immigration and the constant, self-effacing guardedness it encourages.”

Disobedience Movie Essay - 2017 Sebastián Lelio Film

Tribeca Film Festival Review: Sebastián Lelio’s ‘Disobedience’

“Given the meticulousness Lelio affords to form in ‘Disobedience,’ there’s something a bit schematic about his characters.”

Tribeca Film Festival Review: Assia Boundaoui’s ‘The Feeling of Being Watched’

“Unlike many documentaries of its ilk, ‘The Feeling of Being Watched’ is not weighed down by doomsaying or sensationalism; instead, the picture it paints of community organization is genuinely hopeful.”

Tribeca Film Festival Review: Jason Reitman’s ‘Tully’

“There’s a calculated precision to both Reitman’s direction and Cody’s screenplay. The film is perfectly paced and cut, and moves with a rat-a-tat rhythm; the writing is sharp and specific, with a zinger in every other line.”

The Ideology of Kinko’s: A Conversation with ‘Lady Bird’ Cinematographer Sam Levy

Devika Girish Interviews Sam Levy

New York Film Festival Review: Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’

“The multi-hyphenate filmmaker’s latest seems to anticipate dissection: its formal austerity belies a haphazard, literary-minded indulgence.”