Critic as Programmer: Michał Oleszczyk on Poland’s Gdynia Film Festival

By Paul Risker. Last year saw The Gdynia Film Festival celebrate its 40th edition, the history and lifespan of which greatly dwarfs the brief involvement of its current Artistic Director Michał Oleszczyk, who has just completed his second year in the prestigious role. When one contemplates film as a collaborative medium […]

Paolo Genovese and Perfect Strangers: A Tribeca Interview

By Gary M. Kramer. Paolo Genovese’s cheeky comedy-drama Perfect Strangers operates on the simplest—and perhaps riskiest—of principles: if our phones are all “black boxes of information” about us, is there anything in them that could possibly embarrass us in front of our spouses and dearest friends who know us so […]