Ignatiy is a critic and essayist for MUBI.com, co-founder of the acclaimed Cine-File.info, and a contributor to The Chicago Reader. Prior to becoming a film critic, Ignatiy worked as a translator for Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Russia's premier literary journal.
Born in the Soviet Union, Ignatiy moved to America when he was eight and soon moved to Chicago "because I could find more films to see here."
Ignatiy helps program the current Cine-File Selects series at the University of Chicago's Doc Films, the nation's oldest film society. He also co-manages the Odd Obsession underground and alternative video store.