Paul Risker

Paul Risker is a UK based freelance film and arts critic. Alongside editing, 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

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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.


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.


'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.


'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

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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