Paul Risker

Paul Risker is a UK based freelance film and arts critic. He is editor of and contributes to various online publications including Little White Lies, Flux, FrightFest, Weng’s Chop and Aesthetica Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRisker

Features // 6 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 14 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

The Cathartic Expansion of One's Tribe: An Interview With Director Angie Wang of 'Cardinal X' | 28 Apr 2017 // 10:00 AM

"I was a kid that grew up longing for a sense of community, acceptance and belonging, and that's really the most beautiful thing that I've found through making this film."

Genre as the Flesh of the Human Experience: An Interview With Rod Blackhurst of 'Here Alone' | 25 Apr 2017 // 10:00 PM

Blackhurst reflects on his discovery of cinema, the need to rely on the conventions of cinema, and his ambitions to create a character study that will resonate.


In Conversational Orbit of 'God's Planet' With Owen Gingerich | 8 Feb 2015 // 9:15 PM

Religion and science, two of the great cathedrals of knowledge, are often perceived as being in a state of conflict with one another. Gingerich is of the mind that the two cannot be separated.


On State of Mind in 'Hounds of Love' | 24 Apr 2017 // 6:30 AM

Through its sheer sense of presence, Hounds of Love doesn't ask for, but rather demands, an appreciation for the visceral experience it cultivates.

'The White King' Boldly Embraces Film as an Incomplete Form | 26 Mar 2017 // 9:45 PM

Here are two storytellers that seemingly trust and embrace the cinéliterate audience to extrapolate, to understand, of their own volition.


'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going | 27 Mar 2017 // 4:30 AM

The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

//Mixed media

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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