A Letter to Momo
Even scenes that work, such as a climax on a rain-soaked bridge, feel like they could have been trimmed by a few hand-drawn frames. Maybe…
Michał Oleszczyk is a film critic and scholar based in Poland. In 2012, he has been named the Critic of the Year by the Polish Film Institute.
His work has appeared in numerous Polish outlets, as well as on American websites such as “Fandor”, “The House Next Door” and “Hammer to Nail."
Oleszczyk wrote the first Polish book on the films of Terence Davies and has published a translation of J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum’s “Midnight Movies." After having defended a Ph.D. thesis on the work of Pauline Kael, he has taught film at Polish universities, as well as worked as a programmer for Off Plus Camera International Film Festival.
Michael Oleszczyk reports on a discovery in the Quinzaine de Realisateurs section at Cannes this year: Diego Lerman's "Refugiado."
A ranking of the ten best winners of the Palme d'Or before 2014 adds a new film to the exclusive club.
A counterpoint opinion on David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars."
Michael Oleszczyk reports on the Cannes premiere of David Michod's The Rover.
A daily report from Michael Oleszczyk on the unique double feature of How to Train Your Dragon 2 & Winter Sleep.
The 67th Cannes Film Festival kicks off with an original, adventurous and beautiful film from the great Mike Leigh.
Michał Oleszczyk chooses his favorite piece of Roger's writing.
An excerpt from a forthcoming book on Terence Davies by Michał Oleszczyk.
Michał Oleszczyk reflects on the experience of watching "Life Itself" using the streaming link that was an incentive for contributors to the film's Indiegogo completion fund campaign.
For Michał Oleszczyk, translating for his mom makes for a more active engagement with the movie.