Paul Risker

Paul Risker

Paul Risker is a European (not British or English) based film critic, interviewer and editor, whose work has been published by PopMatters, Cineaste, the Quarterly Review of Film & Video, PopMatters, LWLies, FrightFest and VideoScope. He’s on the advisory board of Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (MSJ), and serves as interview editor.

Between Light and Darkness: Martin Scorsese’s Most Iconic Characters

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Between Light and Darkness: Martin Scorsese’s Most Iconic Characters

From Travis Bickle to Rupert Pupkin and beyond, Martin Scorsese's most iconic characters often operate in a moral minefield full of ambiguity

2022-11-04 16:21:58By Paul Risker

Defeat and Defiance: Explaining The Long Good Friday

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Defeat and Defiance: Explaining The Long Good Friday

A look at the iconic British gangster film and understanding those unbelievable final scenes.

2022-08-16 14:56:13By Paul Risker

Nine times directors wrote films for other people

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Nine times directors wrote films for other people

Some people are too damn talented! Not content with directing their own films, they've also written the screenplays for others with a few surprises...

2022-01-12 12:44:44By Paul Risker

Exploring the meaning behind Donnie Darko

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Exploring the meaning behind Donnie Darko

Rich in meaning and dripping with iconic imagery, Donnie Darko offers different interpretations.

2022-01-11 17:37:17By Paul Risker

A Familiar Presence: 7 Friendly Ghosts in Films

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A Familiar Presence: 7 Friendly Ghosts in Films

A bump in the night is nothing to worry about! Ghosts may be a cause of concern but we pick out 7 films where the spirits were on the friendly side.

2021-02-02 10:03:13By Paul Risker