The Film Gang
The Film Gang loves nothing more than championing the transformative power of cinema. Join us each week as we discuss cult movies, classics, and current releases available theatrically and streaming.
Barbie is a gleefully subversive look at the dehumanizing effects of inequality
Oppenheimer is a riveting cinematic experience
Midway through Asteroid City, Wes Anderson’s latest experiment in Brechtian distancing, a young girl is given a Rorschach test. Within every inkblot, she sees variations of the same thing....
If Travis Bickle – the antihero Paul Schrader created for Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver – had an affair with a horticulturist, their love child might resemble Narvel Roth, the subject of...
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Paul Kanieski, Maureen O’Connell
Paul Kanieski is one of the hosts of KSQD’s The Film Gang. Ever since he was a teen, Paul has been involved in some form of film criticism, exhibition, or production. Since 2005 he has been the moderator of the weekly discussion group, Let’s Talk About the Movies, which, due to current events, meets online every Wednesday, 7PM – 8PM (meetings are normally in downtown Santa Cruz). Details can be found at: https://groups.google.com/group/LTATM
Maureen O’Connell is a retired Hollywood Film Editor who moved to Davenport in 2015, fulfilling a long-held dream to get out of L.A. and embrace the sanity and beauty of the north coast. A member of the local film group “Let’s Talk About the Movies!”, and a devoted fan of all things cinema, she hopes her enthusiasm for the art of the screen and its visible actors and invisible craftspeople will prove contagious to KSQD listeners. Camera rolling…action… Let’s go to the movies!