The Film Gang

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.

The Film Gang Review: Poor Things

The Film Gang Review: Poor Things

  Poor Things, the second collaboration between Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and Oscar-winner Emma Stone, is an ecstatically subversive fantasy that imagines how an adult woman might relate...


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Paul Kanieski, Maureen O’Connell


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Paul Kanieski

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:

Maureen O’Connell

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!