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 […]

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 […]

Video Discussion: House of Cards’ HUGE Twist [SPOILERS]

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Netflix’s groundbreaking original series House of Cards (Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara) is back for a thrilling second season, and the first episode “Chapter 14” wasted very little time getting back into the groove of delivering mesmerizing twists and turns to this dirty politics story. In a talk chock full SPOILERS, the Pretentious Film Majors […]

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

22nd Philly Film Fest Preview Discussion (video)


The Pretentious Film Majors sit down in the Screening Room to preview the upcoming 22nd Annual Philadelphia Film Festival — big movies, small movies, Oscar movies, and more!! Films mentioned in the discussion include 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, August: Osage County, Young & Beautiful, The Selfish Giant, Ilo Ilo, About Time, Last Vegas, Blue […]

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 […]

Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy Doomed in Spider-Man 2?! (PFM Video)

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WARNING: Speculative Spoiler Warning for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 After new set photos were snapped showing The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Emma Stone donning an outfit eerily similar to one worn by her Gwen Stacy character in an important issue of the comics: the issue where she died. With this knowledge in mind, Pretentious FIlm Majors […]

Will Marvel Movies and Superheroes Maintain Popularity??

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With the immense success of movies like The Avengers and Iron Man 3, superhero movies may be stronger than ever; however, how long can the success be sustained? Zach, Michaela, James and Andrew talk about whether or not the Superhero Movie Bubble is about to pop. And be sure to watch the credits for your […]

A is A-L-I-V-E, Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Premiere Discussion


Pretty Little Liars returned to ABC Family for its 4th season, with the episode “A Is A-L-I-V-E,” and the suspenseful teen drama answered a couple questions, but raised a lot more questions than it answered. What does the Pretty Little Film Majors think about Mona’s Lair, Officer Wilden’s Death, and the contents of the trunk? […]

Video Review: The Purge, Pretentious Film Majors Breakdown

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James reviews The Purge, the latest horror from Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious). In The Purge, there is one day every year in which all crime is legal. The Purge follows one family’s story on the day of the purge. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their official website. […]

Video Review: This Is The End – Pretentious Film Majors

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Ben, James, Andrew and Michaela face the end of the times in This Is The End. Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and featuring a slew of celebrity cameos, This Is The End finds a group of celebrities at a party at James Franco’s house, when suddenly, the […]

Video Review: The East, Eco Terrorism, Freegan Living & More

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Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard, Brit Marling and Patricia Clarkson star in THE EAST, a political espionage thriller about an eco terrorist group and its members. Michaela, Amelia, Caitlin and Izzy break down the new film co-written by its star Brit Marling, as well as its director Zal Batmanglij. Is it the best movie of the […]

Sasha Pieterse talks Red Coat & Pretty Little Liars Season 4

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While at the Tribeca Film Festival’s red carpet premiere of G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend), Pretentious Film Major Ben talks to Sasha Pieterse about her role in ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, whether or not her character is still alive, how things are getting more personal, and what fans can expect on Season 4. She also […]

Video Review: Kings of Summer


Why live when you can rule? Three boys, unhappy with their home lives, decide to venture into the woods to build their own home, where they are masters of their own domain. Vegas, Ben, Andrew and Izzy break down new indie comedy Kings of Summer in this PFM Discussion review. For more information on The […]

Will Ratchet & Clank Make a Good Movie?! (Video Discussion)

With the recent announcement of a feature length film version of the popular PlayStation video game series Ratchet & Clank, the Pretentious Film Majors sit down to discuss the possibility of a Ratchet & Clank movie, whether or not it’s something to look forward to, and what it means for future video game to film […]

Community Renewed But Does It Deserve A 5th Season??


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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tribeca Film Festival Family Street Fair (PFMChannel)


The Pretentious Film Majors crash the Tribeca Film Festival’s Family Street Fair and interview a smurf in their latest video from TFF2013. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their official page.   Send to Kindle

Video Review: Frances Ha

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Zach of Pretentious Film Majors reviews the latest indie comedy from writer/director Noah Baumbach, FRANCES HA. Starring Greta Gerwig as a 27-year-old that may not feel or look her age, Frances Ha’s Frances tries to figure out her life and how to pay the rent in New York City. Find out more about the Pretentious […]

Video Review: The Hangover Part III

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Pretentious Film Majors Zach, James, Ben and Devin re-enter the Hangover franchise with open minds for its third installment, The Hangover Part III. This time around, the Wolfpack must escort Alan (Zach Galifianakis) to a rehabilitation center in Arizona; however, when crime lord Marshall (John Goodman) runs them off the road and holds Doug (Justin […]

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

Video Review: The Great Gatsby (PFMChannel)

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Zach, Devin, Izzy and Ben of the Pretentious Film Majors talk Baz Luhrman’s visual orgy of an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Starring Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fischer, and Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, the film features modern music from Executive Producer Jay-Z, as well as dynamic 3D visuals and […]

Tribeca: Thomas Haden Church Interview for Whitewash

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On the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s red carpet for the World Premiere of Whitewash, Pretentious Film Major Ben stopped actor Thomas Haden Church for some questions about what brought him to the role, the challenges of playing his characters, as well as some of the actor’s thoughts on the NEW Spider-Man trilogy and whether or […]

Tribeca: Ellen Page & David Cage for Beyond Two Souls


Pretentious Film Major Caitlin chats with Ellen Page and David Cage about the new Quantic Dream video game, Beyond: Two Souls, before their Tribeca Talks panel, where they introduced lots of new footage. The game is set to be released in October and features innovative motion capture technology. Willem Defoe stars alongside Ellen Page in […]

Video Review: Trance (PFMChannel)

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Zach of Pretentious Film Majors checks out the latest offering from acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire). His latest, Trance, stars James McAvoy, who helps a gang of thieves led by Vincent Cassel to steal a priceless piece of art, but when a knock on the head leaves him with no memory of the […]

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 […]

Contest: Animal House Toga Party Tickets


  Toga! Toga! Toga! Are you ready to don your best bed sheet and head down to the Theater of Living Arts for the Pretentious Film Majors’ Toga Party Screening of Animal House?! The all-time frat-classic starring the iconic John Belushi will be shown at Philadelphia’s TLA Saturday night at 10pm, and tickets are available […]

Video Review: Side Effects


Zach, James, Devin & Vegas of the Pretentious Film Majors sit down to review the latest movie directed by Steven Soderbergh, Side Effects. Starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta Jones, the lives of many are affected by the release of a new prescription drug meant to treat anxiety in this R-rated […]

Mark Wahlberg on the Broken City Philly Red Carpet


The Prince Music Theater hosted a screening of the new movie ‘Broken City’ on January 8th, 2013 featuring an appearance from Mark Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes where Pretentious Film Major Ben made it onto the red carpet and spoke to the star before he went in to talk to the Philadelphia audience. For more […]

Video Discussion: Les Miserables


The Pretentious Film Majors discuss one of Christmas’ biggest releases, the adaptation of LES MISERABLES. Zach, Meg, Ben, and Paula break down what they liked and disliked about the movie-musical, including singing live on-set, distracting camerawork, and theatricality in film. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be sure to visit their official website. […]

Video Review: Les Miserables


Zach of the Pretentious Film Majors reviews the latest movie-musical, Les Miserables. Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and others, this is an adaptation of the esteemed stage play that’s been on Broadway, the West End and more. For more information on The Pretentious Film Majors be […]

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: 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” […]

Brad Baldia of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival


At this year’s Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Ben Silverio of the Pretentious Film Majors got to speak with Brad Baldia, a founding member of the PAAFF. They discuss this year’s Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, the history of the festival, and some of the special guests being brought to Philadelphia in this PFM Channel […]

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 […]

Video Review: Skyfall (PFM Channel)


Have you seen the latest offering from the James Bond 007 franchise? Regardless, join Pretentious Film Majors Chris as he sits down with the latest 007 film, on the 50th anniversary of the franchise, to review Skyfall. The newest from the Daniel Craig line of James Bond films, and directed by Sam Mendes, this movie also stars […]

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: 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 […]

PFMChannel: Arrested Development Art Show at Gallery1988


In anticipation of the upcoming Netflix-produced fourth season of Arrested Development, Ben of The Pretentious Film Majors takes a trip out west to the Arrested Development art gallery opening at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles. While there, amongst the frozen bananas and blue handprints, Ben even discovers creator of the show Mitch Hurwitz!! Additional Special Thanks […]

Movie News Update: Martin Scorsese LOVES 3D!!


In the latest Pretentious Film Majors Movie News Update, Zach & Chris break down the recent CinemaCon panel on 3D technology, as well as Oscar-winning directors Martin Scorsese & Ang Lee’s comments on it. Does Martin Scorsese think films like Raging Bull and Taxi Driver would have benefitted from 3D technology? Would Ang Lee opt […]

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 […]

Movie News Update: Pretty Boy Steve Jobs


In the latest Movie News Update from the Pretentious Film Majors, Zachary Shevich is joined by leading male-model-turned-actor expert Chris Blondell to discuss the casting of Ashton Kutcher in JOBS: Get Inspired. For more videos like this one, check out the Pretentious Film Majors YouTube channel at PFMChannel. Send to Kindle

Video Review: Intouchables


Pretentious Film Major Devin dishes out her thoughts on this new French dramedy from co-directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Special thanks to Nick Popyack’s divine ability to make a water-drop noise. Send to Kindle