Paul Risker

Paul Risker is a UK based freelance film and arts critic. Alongside editing www.filmframe.co.uk, he also serves as the interview and festival editor for Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (MSJ), the official film studies journal of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He contributes to various online publications including: Little White Lies, Flux, FrightFest, Weng’s Chop and Aesthetica Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRisker

Features // 23 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 19 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

What to Push and When to Push It: Palestinian Director Maysaloun Hamoud on 'In Between' | 9 Oct 2017 // 10:00 PM

In Between emits an idealistic spirit to create unity, and Hamoud equally looks towards feminism as a unifying framework for the contemporary world.

Synchronicity and Serendipity: Director Tomas Reyes Discusses Documentary, 'Beyond Food' | 3 Oct 2017 // 9:00 PM

Reyes talks with PopMatters about the motivations and ambitions for creating Beyond Food and the evolution of American attitudes toward food and health.

//Columns

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.

//Reviews

'Berlin Syndrome' and the Struggle of Civilising the Antisocial | 5 Jun 2017 // 6:30 AM

Director Cate Shortland assuredly rides along on her protagonist's raw desperation, crafting a nightmarish and visceral experience off-centre of mainstream filmmaking.

'Paterson' and the Role of the Silent Artist | 1 Jun 2017 // 5:30 AM

Paterson uses poetry as an outlet of expression that can be pursued in the confines of his small boat upon the ocean.

//Blogs

'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
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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