Matt Zoller Seitz‘s Press Play is running a week’s worth of essays about Roman Polanski, concluding and coinciding with Friday’s big-deal premiere of Carnage at the New York Film Festival.

The first essay, narrated by Simon Abrams and edited by Serena Bramble, is called “Polanski’s God” — a riff of the director’s bleak world view and apparent attitude toward religion and God.

Tuesday will see a piece by Steven Santos on the architecture and claustrophobia in Polanski’s films. On Wednesday an appreciation of Cul-de-Sac by L.A. filmmaker Jose Gallegos will appear. On Thursday Jim Emerson will contemplate the visual rules and regulations in Chinatown. Friday’s finale will be another collaboration between Seitz and Kim Morgan, focusing on Repulsion.