Interview: Tenured Director Christopher Modoono

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Based on his short film Teacher of the Year, Chris Modoono’s Tenured follows depressed elementary school teacher, Ethan Collins, who the administration is desperately trying to fire. Tenured is Modoono’s first feature and we recently got the chance to speak with him about the process of transitioning from a 17 minute short to a full […]

Interview: Misery Loves Comedy Director Kevin Pollak


“Do you have to be miserable to be funny?”  That’s the question posed by Misery Loves Comedy, Kevin Pollak’s labor of love to the comedy world.  Kevin is a comedian, actor, and, with the debut of this film, director who has been performing stand-up since he was 10 years old.  I spoke to Kevin about […]

Sundance Shorts: Hotel 22


Hotel 22 documents the long nights of the many homeless people in Silicon Valley who use the 22 bus line between Palo Alto and San Jose for shelter. I sat down with director Elizabeth Lo, a graduate of NYU Tisch and current MFA student at Stanford University, to talk about documentaries and the parts of […]

PFM Sundance – Interview With Tim Marshall (Followers)


Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Tim Marshall is a filmmaker who wrote, directed, and edited the short film, Followers. The film tells the story of Lynn, an elderly woman, who feels terribly lonely after her husband’s recent death and finds solace in an apparition of Jesus on a young gay man’s swimming trunks at her adult swimming […]

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Interview with Selma Director Ava DuVernay


Ava DuVernay is one of the most poetic and thoughtful cinematic minds working today, these traits often come up in not just her screenwriting and directing but in the relationships she’s forged as a filmmaker. Her films have been marked by the wonderful presence of David Oyelowo and the expressive beauty of cinematographer Bradford Young’s […]

Interview: The Gambler Director Rupert Wyatt

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Based off the 1974 film with the same name, The Gambler tells the story of Jim Bennett (played by Mark Wahlberg), an eccentric English professor with an interesting gambling addiction who’s in debt with a couple of moneylenders and only has a week to pay it all back.  While this gambling thriller may seem like […]

Interview: J.B. Smoove TOP FIVE

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J.B. Smoove’s career is marked by a diverse slate of roles. His stint on Saturday Night Live demanded that he showcase a wide range of comedic styles for every new sketch while his time on Curve Your Enthusiasm allowed him to display a more deadpan sense of restraint. His recent work on The Millers allowed […]

What Devils in Disguise means for Niche Filmmaking


Guillaume Campanacci is the type of person who makes the people he talks to feel like they’ve known him for a long time. His easy-going and colloquial tone makes one immediately feel comfortable. It’s almost hard to believe that inside such a pleasant man’s brain is the dark storytelling sensibility that resulted in Devils in […]

Interview: Guillaume Campanacci ‘Devils in Disguise’

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I got to sit down for a Skype interview with Guillaume Campanacci, the writer/director of the new independent film Devils in Disguise which was shot for only $4,200. If you are interested and want to help fund post-production and festival distribution for the film, then head on over to the Devils in Disguise IndieGogo page. […]

INTERVIEW: Jess Weixler talks The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

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When did you first meet Ned, and what was it like getting approached with this project? Ned and Jessica and I were all roommates 5 or 6 years ago. When I first moved to LA, we all lived together and he was writing these movies and wrote this sister character for me because he wanted […]

Interview: Nightcrawler writer/director Dan Gilroy

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Cinedork: So this is the first time you’ve directed and I just wanted to congratulate you on the success it’s had so far and your recent Gotham awards nomination. What was it like directing for the first time after primarily working as a writer? Dan Gilroy:  Thank you, it’s been a great response so far, […]

Global Perspectives: Jean-Claude Djereke on Françafrique and Film


  Last semester I took a French course, and on the last day of class my professor gave an impassioned speech on the state of his country. He informed us of the injustice that French-colonized African countries still face. A few days later I got the chance to talk to him to learn more. We […]

Interview: Mitch Levine “In Confidence”

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Mitch Levine is a director, writer, and producer of theatre, film, opera, and dance, whose latest short film, “In Confidence” had its Los Angeles premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood last month. In Confidence tells the compelling story of Molly who makes a heavy and dangerous choice and must deal with the consequences.  The […]

Interview: Producer Gabe Cowan on his Tribeca Films

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Devin of the Pretentious Film Majors got the chance to sit down with producer Gabe Cowan as he discusses his two films in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, one of which was Courtney Cox’s directorial debut called “Just Before I Go”.  Gabe shares what it was like working with Courtney on her first film as […]

Interview: Alexander Berman and Edouard de Lachomette (App)

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APP is a short film that examines the relationship between technology and love.  It tells the story of a man who must prove that his wing-woman mobile app is worth investing in by using it to pick up a girl at a bar.  It’s a funny and touching story written by Alexander Berman and produced […]

Tribeca Interview: Keep On Keepin’ On’s Quincy Jones & Alan Hicks


Keep On Keepin’ On took home the Audience Award winner for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and has since been picked up by RADiUS-TWC for wider distribution. But before the rest of the world gets a chance to see the documentary, Cinedork’s own Devin Southard sat down with key members of the […]

Video Interview: Gueros director Alonso Ruizpalacios #TFF2014

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Pretentious Film Majors’ Devin Southard sits down with director Alonso Ruizpalacios to talk about his film Gueros coming of age story gueros making it’s debut at Tribeca Film Festival and what it’s like to have Jeff Goldblum to be moved by his work. Click here for more on Gueros For Devin’s review of the film, […]

Video Interview: Best New Narrative Director Josef Wladyka

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Fresh off winning the award for Best New Narrative Director, Manos Sucias director Josef Wladyka talks with Pretentious Film Majors’ Zachary Shevich about the long, arduous process Josef undertook of researching and preparing to make his debut feature film. Find out how much time Wladyka spent in Colombia, how much of the story was inspired by […]

Video Interview: Hans Petter Moland from Tribeca 2014

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Director Hans Petter Moland discusses his latest film, In Order of Disappearance, while in New York for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. What’s his working relationship like with Stellan Skarsgaard? Was this an intentional satire of films like Taken? How does Moland direct actors in multiple languages? Find out in this interview! For Zach’s review […]

Video Interview: Whoopi Goldberg for Keep On Keepin’ On

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Whoopi Goldberg spoke with Pretentious Film Majors’ Devin Southard at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the new documentary produced by Quincy Jones, “Keep On Keepin’ On” about jazz legend Clark Terry and his student Justin Kauffman. Whoopi shares why documentaries are important, the need for Clark Terry’s story to be told, and discusses some […]

Steve Hofstetter Interview


I recently sat down with comedian and YouTube star Steve Hofstetter before he did a stand-up show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia.  We had a great conversation while he ate his dinner and prepped for the show.  Steve’s set touches down on his experiences growing up as a redhead, as well as sports controversies, […]

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  Recently, there has been a lot of news coverage on the country of Venezuela and the riots taking place within its borders.  I was interested in seeing how the insurmountable violence and widespread fear has affected the movie industry over there, so I asked my friend David who lives in Venezuela if he could […]

Potted Potter Interview

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Recently, I had the pleasure of watching Potted Potter, The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience.  The show was a lot of fun and definitely unique.  You can read my review of it here.  The day after seeing Potted Potter, I had the chance to chat with James Percy and Delme Thomas, the two lead performers from […]

INTERVIEW: Francisco Lorite on his new film ‘Mediation’


Pretentious Film Major Jackie Leon recently had the chance to interview director Francisco Lorite about his film, Mediation, which premiered January 11th . Mediation is a short film that documents an extremely dramatic divorce mediation between a couple blinded by their own egos. This is what Francisco had to say about the film, his production company and his […]

Interview: Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Coen Brothers can always be counted on to make amazing films; their newest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, is no exception. Set in Greenwich Village in 1961, the film mixes a lonely atmosphere and soulful music to chronicle a week in the life of struggling Folk singer Llewyn Davis. Recently, The Pretentious Film Majors got […]

Interview: Adam McKay – Anchorman 2


  Nearly ten years after the first Anchorman obliterated people’s expectations of comedy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues returnsto theaters to crackup audiences once again. Anchorman 2 picks up at the dawn of the 24 hour news era when Ron Burgundy must reunite his famous team to change network news forever.  In anticipation of the […]

INTERVIEW: Nebraska Will Forte (PFMChannel)


Actor Will Forte talks to Pretentious Film Majors’ Zachary Shevich at the Philadelphia Film Festival’s premiere screening of Alexander Payne’s latest film, Nebraska. They discuss the acting alongside Bruce Dern, working with Alexander Payne, and the ONE Payne movie that Will hasn’t seen. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their […]

Interview: Nebraska Director Alexander Payne (PFMChannel)

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Filmmaker Alexander Payne talks to Pretentious Film Majors’ Zachary Shevich at the Philadelphia Film Festival’s premiere screening of his latest movie, Nebraska. They discuss the benefits of going to film school, what it’s like making movies in his home state of Nebraska, and the filmmaker’s journey into more dramatic material since making Election nearly 15 […]

Will Forte talks Writing MacGruber 2 with Jorma Taccone


The Pretentious Film Majors ask Will Forte for an update on MacGruber 2!! Check out his answer, and why he’s been calling Jorma Taccone, from the Philadelphia Film Festival’s red carpet premiere of Nebraska. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their official website.   Send to Kindle

Interview: Book Thief author Zusak & director Percival

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During their visit to Philadelphia to promote their upcoming film adaptation of The Book Thief, director Brian Percival and author Markus Zusak talked to Devin Southard of the Pretentious Film Majors. Watch the interview above as they discuss the process of translating a book to film, working with Geoffery Rush, and their favorite book-to-film adaptations. […]

Machete Kills: Interview with Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Robert Rodriguez

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The word Grindhouse is synonymous with director, writer, producer, editor and musician Robert Rodriguez. In anticipation for his upcoming film Machete Kills, we got a chance to sit down with the legend himself, alongside Machete (Danny Treho) and beloved spy kid Alexa Vega. Machete Kills picks up where the original Machete left off. Our protagonist is […]

Spectacular Now Interview with co-writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber


Recently we were able to sit down writers, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, to talk about their new film The Spectacular Now. The film follows a high school student with a “live-in-the-moment mentality” who changes his view of life after meeting a new girl. In the interview the creators explain their in creative process and how […]

Jim Rash on Community’s 5th Season (PreFM)

Recently, Pretentious Film Major Ben sat down with the Oscar-winning duo of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to discuss their directorial debut The Way Way Back, which they also co-wrote. He also had to ask Rash about the upcoming 5th season of Community, creator Dan Harmon’s return, and the possibility of future episodes written by […]

Nat Faxon Discusses Star Wars: Detours (PreFM Interview)

Recently, Pretentious Film Major Ben sat down with the Oscar-winning duo of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to discuss their directorial debut ‘The Way Way Back’, which they also co-wrote, but he had to ask Nat about ‘Star Wars: Detours’, the animated series from Lucasfilm and the creators of ‘Robot Chicken’ that was announced at […]

Star Alex Winter Talks Wyld Stallyns & Bill and Ted Sequel

In the midst of The Awesome Fest Ben had the opportunity to talk to Alex Winter while he was in town for a double feature of his new doc ‘Downloaded‘ and ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure‘. Ben inquired about Wyld Stallyns’ stance on Napster and the long-rumored ‘Bill & Ted 3‘. The project has been […]

Rewind This! Director Josh Johnson @ AwesomeFest (interview)


Currently running in the city of Philadelphia is The Awesome Fest, a gnarly film festival going until August 17th featuring some of the hottest 80s movies of all time. There’s also some new movies showing that give us the same nostalgic feeling when checking them out. For instance, the new documentary ‘Rewind This’ explored the […]

Interview: The Purge Producer Jason Blum


Blumhouse films is known for producing horror movies much like the company’s first major success, Paranormal Activity. The most recent Blumhouse film, The Purge, follows a family as they face the chance of death during a day in America reserved for violence. The main family, played by Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, and Adelaide Kane, is […]

Interview: Nick Robinson “Kings of Summer”

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In anticipation of the release of Kings of Summer The Pretentious Film Majors got the opportunity to talk to one of the stars, Nick Robinson. The film centers on Robinson’s character Joe as he and two of his friends escape their unsatisfying home-lives for a summer by building a house in the nearby forest. There was […]

Interview: Maria Menounos “Adventures of Serial Buddies”


The term “Renaissance woman” comes to mind when thinking of Maria Menounos.  Doing everything from hosting TV’s EXTRA, participating in WWE, writing a New York Times best-selling novel, acting, directing and producing, Menounos has channeled her longtime love of filmmaking into her most recent project Adventures of Serial Buddies in which she serves actress/ producer […]

Whitewash’s Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere #TFF2013


Ben talks with the people behind this year’s Tribeca Film Festival hit movie, Whitewash. On the red carpet, he talks to several people including the movie’s star, Thomas Haden Church, and Tribeca’s winner for Best New Narrative Director, writer-director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their official […]

Interview: “Close Your Eyes” dir. Sonia Malfa


At last month’s Tribeca Film Festival, director Sonia Malfa screened her new short film Close Your Eyes. The short features a high school senior, Imani, who aspires to be a photographer, but has one challenge that goes beyond wallet or expectation – she has a visual impairment. The short gives only a glimpse of her […]

Six Acts intervew, New Israeli Film at Tribeca 2013


While at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, Zach of Pretentious Film Majors sat down at the Rare View Rooftop bar with director Jonathan Gurfinkel, screenwriter Rona Segal, and star Sivan Levy of the new Israeli feature film Six Acts. The movie tells the story of a girl’s struggles adjusting to a new school, structured around […]

Interview: The History of Future Folk (PFM Channel)

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The world’s first Alien Folk Duo sci-fi-action-romance-comedy-movie is landing. The History of Future Folk, Audience Award winner at the 2012 Philadelphia Film Festival and participating film in XPN’s 2nd Annual Music Film Festival,  is the new hilarious venture from co-directors John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker, and it’s set to hit select theater THIS weekend, on Friday, […]

Tribeca: GBF Red Carpet Premiere (PFMChannel)


At the Tribeca Film Festival, Pretentious Film Majors’ Ben Silverio stops actresses Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen, Mia Rose Frampton, and director/producer Darren Stein to find out more about their new movie, G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend), and asks them if they have their own G.B.F. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to […]

Interview: Epic’s Chris Wedge

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Recently I got the opportunity to interview Chris Wedge, Vice President of Blue Sky Studios, and Director of the upcoming animated film Epic. During the course of our time together we got to peek into the creative inspiration behind the film and the elements that went into making it. However, before all that, we had […]

Tribeca: Alice Eve & Neil LaBute at Some Velvet Morning’s Tribeca Red Carpet

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Actress Alice Eve, writer/director Neil LaBute and others stop and talk to Pretentious Film Major Ben on the Tribeca Film Festival’s red carpet for Some Velvet Morning. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their official site.   Send to Kindle

Justin Long & Evan Rachel Wood Get Pretentious at TFF2013

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Justin Long, Keir O’Donnell and Evan Rachel Wood stop and talk to Pretentious Film Majors’ Ben Silverio at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Red Carpet Premiere of A Case of You, a film co-written by O’Donnell, Long, and Justin’s brother Christian about online dating. The movie also stars Vince Vaughn, Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Brendan Fraser, […]

Interview: The Exhibitionists’ director Michael Melamedoff

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Director Michael Melamedoff stops by the PFM Screening Room and talks with Devin to discuss buried desires, exploitation, and intensity… all of which are subjects of his latest project The Exhibitionists. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their official website.   Send to Kindle

Adam Leon, director of Gimme the Loot (PFMChannel interview)


With Gimme the Loot coming to Philadelphia’s Ritz at the Bourse (as well as other locations) THIS WEEKEND, takes a look back at the Pretentious Film Majors’ interview with the movie’s director Adam Leon. Leon was in town for the 2012 Philadelphia Film Festival when Paula sat down with him to talk about his debut […]

PFM Interview: Wayne Blair Director of “The Sapphires”

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Recently, Pretentious Film Majors’ Ben Silverio sat down and talked to Wayne Blair, the director The Sapphires. Blair has directed both for stage and screen, winning the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for a short called The Djarns Djarns. As a native Australian, another short of his Black Talk, won a prize at the […]

Interview with Wade Barrett

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Ever since I was a little kid, I was a huge fan of professional wrestling, specifically WWE. But things have changed since then because now they’re expanding their operation beyond the squared circle and producing big time Hollywood movies. After releasing a number of films straight to DVD over the past few years, WWE Films […]

Interview: Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders

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The Croods, a new animated movie co-written and directed by the creative team of Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders comes out in theaters on March 22. The Croods is a family film reminiscent of movies like The Incredibles and Ice Age set in a time between times. The film focuses on a family of […]

Interview: David Chase, writer/director of Not Fade Away


The Pretentious Film Majors’ Zachary Shevich sits down with writer/director David Chase, creator of HBO’s The Sopranos, to discuss his debut feature film, Not Fade Away. Zach asks what it’s like to tackle filmmaking after an illustrious TV career, his desire to make a music movie about a non-success story, and what instruments the Sopranos-creator […]

Interview: Bill Ross, co-director of Tchoupitoulas


Jackie Leon: Would you care to explain the significance of the title of the film? Bill Ross, director of “Tchoupitoulas”: Sure. The Tchoupitoulas is originally derived from the Indian tribe that first settled here and Tchoupitoulas is the Anglicized version of their name and then it was called a street, there’s a band called Wild […]

PFMChannel interviews Booboo Stewart at PAAFF


At the 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival’s spotlight screening of White Frog, star of the film (and occasional Twilight actor) Booboo Stewart spent some time with Ben Silverio of the Pretentious Film Majors. Here, Booboo chats to Ben in an interview about his preparation to play someone with aspergers, the future of limited release of […]

PAAFF Interview: Parry Shen of Yes, We’re Open & Uploaded


Ben Silverio of the Pretentious Film Majors chats with Parry Shen, star of the new film Yes, We’re Open at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. They discuss finding humor in anything, the differences between the film world and the comic book world, and “answering to your audience.” For more information on The Pretentious Film […]

PAAFF Interview: Theresa Navarro of Yes, We’re Open


Devin of the Pretentious Film Majors caught up with Theresa Navarro at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival to chat about her new movie Yes, We’re Open. They discuss what it’s like producing and being in a film at the same, what the set was like, and then somebody calls someone else Tits McGee. For […]

PAAFF Interview: Kane Diep, director of Uploaded


At the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Devin of the Pretentious Film Majors asks Kane Diep a few questions about his new, feature-length documentary Uploaded: The Asian American Movement. His documentary ventures to explore how the new Asian-American generation has found a voice through YouTube and other internet-based mediums. Check out the trailer for “Uploaded” […]

Interview: Matt Bondurant, of Lawless


Lawless, starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Gary Oldman, will be out on DVD tomorrow, November 27th. Before the film came out in theaters, Zach of the Pretentious Film Majors had the chance to sit down with Matt Bondurant, whose novel was the inspiration for the film, about historical […]

PFF ’12 Interview: Adam Leon, director of Gimme the Loot


Pretentious Film Major Paula Logozzo sits down with director Adam Leon, to discuss his debut feature Gimme the Loot, which played in the 2012 Philadelphia Film Festival. They discuss the music of the film, working with non-actors, and having your first feature heartily embraced by film audiences. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors […]

PFM Channel: Yaron Zilberman, director of A Late Quartet


Devin Southard of the Pretentious Film Majors spends some time at the 21st annual Philadelphia Film Festival with YARON ZILBERMAN, the writer-director behind A LATE QUARTET (out NOW in theaters). They discuss his love of chamber music, the mind of a musician, and using instruments as a metaphor. For more information on The Pretentious Film […]

PFF ’12 Interview: M. Night Shyamalan


Check out who Pretentious Film Major Ben ran into at the Signs screening at this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival! Mr. M. Night himself! See what The Pretentious Film Majors got to ask Shyamalan, at the 10th anniversary screening of his movie Signs. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their […]

PFMChannel: Opening Night Red Carpet (Silver Linings Playbook)


Zachary Shevich from the Pretentious Film Majors takes us to the Philadelphia Film Festival 2012 Opening Night Ceremony for the red carpet and Philly premiere of Silver Linings Playbook. We talk to Philadelphia-native Brea Bee, and run into some notable faces from the film, including SLP novelist Matthew Quick, and the movie’s director David O. Russell. Catch […]

Interview: Ryan O’Nan & Michael Weston of Brooklyn Brothers


What do you get when you give a younger, more hipster Simon & Garfunkel an arsenal of baby toy instruments? You get the Brooklyn Brothers, a brand new band formed just for the new film, ‘Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best’. Featuring writer/director/musician Ryan O’Nan and ‘House’, ‘Scrubs’, and ‘Six Feet Under’ actor Michael Weston, this […]

Interview: Karl Urban, star of DREDD 3D


The Judge Dredd franchise has been largely dormant on screen since the mid-90s, but DNA Films has relaunched the character into the mainstream with their recently released action flick Dredd. And starring as the large, intimidating presence at the centerof the film is New Zealander Karl Urban. Urban isn’t unfamiliar with gigantic Hollywood blockbusters, but […]

Interview: Peter Lord, director of The Pirates!


The Pirates! Band of Misfits is out on DVD TODAY, so we decided to look back at our interview with the film’s director Peter Lord. Watch Pretentious Film Major Ashley try not to ask him about directing Chicken Run, and discuss the challenges in making stop motion films in the interview above. Send to Kindle

Interview: Steve Harvey & Michael Ealy on the Red Carpet


Pretentious Film Major Ben broadcasts from the Ritz East red carpet Philadelphia premiere of Think Like a Man. With the Think Like a Man DVD set to hit stores tomorrow, we take this chance to revisit Ben’s coverage and the chats he had with one of the film’s stars, Michael Ealy, as well as another actor […]

Interview: Dennis & Jody Lambert (Of All the Things)


Zachary Shevich of the Pretentious Film Majors sits down with the team behind the sort-of-tour documentary, Of All the Things: the film’s subject, songwriter Dennis Lambert (“One Tin Soldier,” “Nightshift,” “We Built This City”), and the movie’s director/Dennis’ son, Jody Lambert (also writer of “People Like Us” starring Chris Pine & Elizabeth Banks). They discuss […]

PFMChannel: Extra Words w/ Adam Shapiro


During our recent sit down with the I Am Not A Hipster crew, actor Adam Shapiro (the film’s antagonist DJ character, “Space Face,”) had a little more to say on a couple of things. Watch our pieced together outtakes from the interview above! And be sure to check out more videos from the PFM Channel. […]

Interview: I Am Not A Hipster team


From the Annenberg Center at the XPN Music Film Festival, Zach of the Pretentious Film Major sits down with Destin Cretton (writer/director), Adam Shapiro (“Space Face”), and Lauren Coleman (“Spring”) of the new film I Am Not A Hipster. They discuss what it’s like to take a film to Sundance, the relationship between music and […]

Interview: Jordana Brewster & Julie Gonzalo of TNT’s Dallas


Video transcript below: Devin Southard, Pretentious Film Majors: Hey! I’m Devin with the Pretentious Film Majors and I am sitting here with Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo, stars of TNT’s new show Dallas.  Thank you ladies for joining us, we really appreciate it.  So to get started, would you guys mind telling us a little […]

Interview: Co-Directors of The Intouchables

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The Intouchables is a new French comedic drama about an aristocratic quadriplegic that hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Pretentious Film Major and Cinedork writer Devin Southard got the chance to sit down with the co-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano during their press tour stop in Philadelphia. Devin Southard: […]

Interview: Ezra Miller – “We Need To Talk About Kevin”


In his latest film, the young Ezra Miller has grabbed Hollywood by the balls. As the role of Kevin, across from the great Tilda Swinton he plays a psycho killer (Qu’est Que C’est) who through the film shows his true character and intentions. His insanity comes across perfectly though a performance that rivals many of […]

Interview with Eric Wareheim – “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”

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Guest Contributor – Irv Slifkin from From out of the trenches of Bat Mitzvah videos, the depths of the Internet and even the grimy street corners of North Philadelphia came Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. College friends since they met at Philly’s Temple University in the mid-1990s, the pair began cranking out DIY videos […]

Interview with Justin Kurzel – Director of “The Snowtown Murders”

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The Snowtown Murders is and will remain one of the years most raw and un-nerving films. Its gravitas cannot be described in words; only felt by watching this truly psychological horror masterpiece. Based on a true story and a real town with real local people as actors there is a haunting mood in this creepy, […]

Interview: Jon Foy – Director of “Resurrect Dead”


Jon Foy has had a long road since winning Best Documentary Director at Sundance in 2011. He has toured with his unwavering film that looks into the mysterious Toynbee Tiles. This obsession turned film is not over with yet, with the films’ DVD release party this Monday at the Trocadero in Philadelphia (See ad to […]

Interview: Andrea von Foerster – Chronicle Soundtrack

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Andrea von Foerster may not be a household name, but her work as a music supervisor helped define the present generation’s teenagers and twenty-somethings from her work on The O.C., (500) Days of Summer, and most recently, the sci-fi action flick, Chronicle (opening in theatres Feb. 3). In this exclusive, we chat with Andrea […]

Interview: Ti West – Writer/Director of The Innkeepers


Guest Contributor – Irv Slifkin from Although he is only 32 years-old, writer-director Ti West has five horror films under his belt and more in the planning stages. And while he is too old, perhaps, to be called a “wunderkind” West’s age and amount of realized projects are certainly nothing to sneeze at. West, […]

Top Cinedork Articles of 2011

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Top ten lists are all over the place so here at Cinedork we decided to take our Top Ten List and make it all about ourself (how narcissistic of us). Below are the top visited articles of 2011 on! 10. Interview with James Wan and Leigh Whannell for “Insidious” – We sat down with […]

Interview: Lizzy Olsen and Sean Durkin – Martha Marcy May Marlene

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I was sitting in the Sofitel Hotel (which is such an amazing name for a Hotel in the first place) waiting to meet an Olsen sister (fulfilling some childhood dream of mine) when the ground began to shake. I knew at that exact moment that God was giving me a sign. A sign of what? […]

Interview: Mateo Gil – “Blackthorn”

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Guest Contributor – Irv Slifkin from At the memorable finale of 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Yankee bank robbers Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) face off against scores of sharp-shooting lawmen and soldiers in Bolivia. After Butch informs Sundance that the bandit duo should consider Australia with its beautiful beaches […]

Interview: Sam Childers – The “Machine Gun Preacher”


With his handlebar mustache and tattooed arms, Sam Childers looks like he has spent most of his life perched atop a Harley speeding down an open highway. And, indeed, he looks the part for a reason. As a former drug addict and hired muscle, it is safe to say that Childers has had his fair […]

Interview: Jonah Hill – “Moneyball”

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In a career like Jonah Hill’s there are usually some bumps along the way but one film after another Jonah Hill (born ‘Jonah Hill Feldstein’) keeps bringing his A-Game and the world can’t seem to get enough. “TheFat kid from Superbad” has now become “That guy in that movie with P.Diddy and the English guy” or “That […]

Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn – “Drive”

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Guest Contributor – Irv Slifkin from Nicolas Winding Refn is tired. He’s been up since 5 AM, working on a TV commercial via Skype from his Philadelphia hotel room. No rest for the weary, even if the weary is a serious multi-tasker. “I wish I could get more commercial work,” says the 40-year-old filmmaker, […]

Audio Interview: Evan Glodell – “Bellflower”

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Dan from the best-est, most Geekiest website known to man interviewed Evan Glodell for his film Bellflower just like we did back in August. However @Danthefan brought his recorder along so we can hear directly from the source the amazing talent of a filmmaker such as Mr. Glodell.   Send to Kindle

Interview: Mehcad Brooks – “Creature” and “True Blood”

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Mechad Brooks is a huge Dork and we respect the shit out of him. Video game addiction, film buff, this guy has Dork written all over himself. We were lucky enough to talk to him about his new film “Creature” with legendary horror star Sid Haigs. Creature is in theaters everywhere! GO SEE IT! Every […]

Interview: Lone Scherfig – Director of “One Day”

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Lone Scherfig’s new project “One Day” is a natural follow up to her Academy Award Nominated film “An Education.” Similarly you have to main leads continually, and ever so gradually, conflicting and connecting with each other in a balancing act throughout the film. The film feels like watching someone walk across a tightrope. They ever […]

Evan Glodell – The Next Great American Filmmaker – Creator of “Bellflower”

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Evan Glodell is the new face of independent cinema. Not only is he a pyromaniac who can build a flamethrower that would lay waste to Michael Bay’s ego, he is also a brilliant engineer. Send to Kindle

Interview: Gilles Paquet-Brenner – Director/Writer of Sarah’s Key


It’s hard to put into words how smart and brilliant Gilles Paquet-Brenner is in person. His knowledge and understanding of the concepts that he was trying to bring to the big screen was amazing. He thought through every aspect of the film from start to finish. Even concepts of staying away from emotion while filming […]

Interview: Mike Cahill discusses intertwing science fiction and drama in Another Earth


In Another Earth mankind discovers that another version of Earth is also spinning around the sun. This monumental discovery serves as the backdrop for the moving story of Rhoda (Brit Marling, whose interview is on its way) whose life is fundamentally changed by this celestial body. When I sat down for a roundtable interview with Mike Cahill (co-writer, director, director of photography, and editor of the film) we discussed blending the grand science fiction elements of the film, which ultimately is a personal human drama, as well as the process behind creating the film and being bought at Sundance by Fox Searchlight. Click through for the full, unedited interview.

Interview: Mike Rapaport discusses his documentary featuring A Tribe Called Quest

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Michael Rapaport, known for his roles on television and in film including on Prison Break and Boston Legal as well as in Special, SLC Punk, Hitch, and many others, makes his directorial debut with Beats, Rhymes & Life which illuminates the history and legacy of the rap group A Tribe Called Quest which is released […]

Interview: Morgan Spurlock – Making a More Fun Documentary


Morgan Spurlock has been around for a long time, even before Super Size Me. He got his start creating web shorts and being the host of MTV’s “I Bet You Will” which was pretty much betting people for money to do the things they do on Jackass. Send to Kindle

Interview: James Wan and Leigh Whannell – Insidious


Saw is a horror classic. It is up there with Friday the 13th, Last House on the Left, Halloween, all of them. James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the two people behind the gore-fest that is Saw are now releasing their new passion project, Insidious. PG-13 rated directors cut, this film will scare the crap out […]

Interview: Tom McCarthy – Win Win

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Tom McCarthy is someone we have all seen in films before. Someone who tends to be memorable, but not so much that he is a common dinner table name like Justin Beiber. Most people however will be able to recognize him as “Dr. Bob” from the Meet the Parents/Fockers/Little Fockers series. His roles in acting […]

Review: Kill the Irishman

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Danny Green, a Cleveland 1970’s union boss turned mobster, doesn’t drink and has the emotional range of a Secret Service bodyguard. Allegedly book smart, the Irishman (Ray Stevenson) can’t even come up with an anti-Italian ethnic joke better than you’d hear in a remedial reading class. “Kill The Irishman,” beset with a cliched script written […]

Interview with Topher Grace and Teresa Palmer – “Take Me Home Tonight”

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Who is Topher Grace? Well if you haven’t been living under a rock for the past… forever… there was this “little” show called “That 70s Show” where a bunch of high schoolers sat in a circle and smoked pot till Ashton Kutcher married Demi Moore. For the geek of that show, Topher Grace, his journey […]

Review: Another Year


The theme of this film feels more like a character study than it does to be a story about anything in particular. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Another Year is a film that tries to take on the complexities of life, love, and the choices we and others have made. That […]

Interview: Alice in Wonderland (Cartoon) – Kathryn Beaumont

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As a young child I’m sure many of us had fond memories of Alice in Wonderland. From the smoking caterpillar to the flamingo golf we all have some part of that film stay with us throughout our lives. Send to Kindle

Review: The Illusionist

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So the idea of The Illusionist sounds amazing. Another Triplets of Belleville, a quirky comedy with little dialogue showing the beauty of the world through these characters. The problem here is the lack of that beauty from the story. As beautiful the paintings as backdrops are and the fine detail in the animations of the […]