Review: Focus


It’s one thing to encounter a film with an imaginatively playful screenplay that takes occasional liberties with common sense. It’s quite another to have your intelligence insulted in a manner as blatant and as numbing as the new Will Smith movie, Focus. Just when we are asked to fall for one outrageous scenario, another one […]

Contest: Free Tickets to “The Suit” at The Prince Music Theater


We are proud to be giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner to see “The Suit” at the Prince Music Theater! To get tickets to The Suit click on the link to the right or Click Here!!! The Suit will be playing at the Prince Music Theater from February 28 – March […]

Contest – Screening Passes for “We Are What We Are”


If you haven’t been following Jim Mickle’s film career then you know nothing about horror movies. His last post-apocalyptic nightmare film Stake Land was an amazing horror delight. We are excited to give away 25 admit two passes to the films Philadelphia premiere on Sunday! THIS SUNDAY! Clear your calendars folks. You have a commitment. […]

The Awesomefest Brings the 80s Back to Philly!


With Philadelphia’s very awesome Awesomefest already rolling, the Cinedork staff caught up with the film festival’s artistic director Josh Goldbloom about what we can expect to see, who we can expect to show up, and why movies from the 80s are just so frickin’ awesome! Tell us a little about AwesomeFest. Josh Goldbloom: This year’s […]

Cirque Du Soleil – Why Everyone in Philly Should Go See “Totem”

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It’s hard to explain Cirque Du Soleil if you have never seen it before. Imagine this intricately envisioned and detailed dream-scape is breathtakingly happening right in front of you. It’s hard not to be impressed. From just entering a Cirque camp the atmosphere immediately takes you over. A man on stilts doing magic in the […]

IndieGoGo Spotlight: In Loving Memory


With less than a week to go until his fundraising deadline, Philadelphia filmmaker Tom Caswell spoke to Cinedork about his upcoming short film, as well as his thoughts on recent developments to the Kickstartering of films. Cinedork: So what’s your film about? Tom Caswell: “In Loving Memory” is a film set in Philadelphia all about […]

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 […]

At the Academy of Music – Catch Me If You Can


Remember that amazing movie a while back with Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio? WE DO! Now you can go see it at the beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, LEGENDARY Academy of Music in Philadelphia. And you know what was missing from the original film? Music. Now you can see the greatest musical based of a movie that […]

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 […]

Sparkle Singing Competition Finds Philly Talent


The new musical Sparkle arrives in theaters August 17th, and it’s already getting a ton of buzz. Starring Jordin Sparks of American Idol fame as well as the late Whitney Houston, the film centers on a young musical prodigy named Sparkle (played by the ever-talented Jordin Sparks) who struggles to become a star just as […]

Philly Premiere: Degenerate Art


The roaming film series known as The Awesomefest makes its return to The Trocadero on Tuesday, May 29th with Degenerate Art: The Art & Culture of Glass Pipes. It’s a documentary about the taboo multi-millions dollar underground culture of glass pipe blowing, directed by renowned glassblower M. Slinger. Slinger will be in attendance for a […]

Interview: Louis Mansfield – Writer/Director of “Whom God Helps”


With the art of film going out the window (See any big blockbuster out in theaters) we are left with independent filmmakers giving us original and unique films. “Whom God Helps” is Philadelphia’s The Federal Film Reserve production companies new horror film that opened at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Sydney, Australia on March […]

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: 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: 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, […]

Contest – Free Screening Passes – “In The Land of Blood and Honey”

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Welcome back to the land of the living! Happy New Year! We are back! And starting off strong with a contest for Admit-2 passes for the new Angelina Jolie film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” The screening will be… This Wednesday – January 4th – 7:30PM – Ritz in Philadelphia Email “” with […]

Closing Night Costume Contest and Party – Philadelphia Film Festival

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? A night where you can dress up to be whomever you want! You can be a princess! (Enchanted) A mountain climber! (127 Hours) A Storm Trooper (I’m not helping you with that one) A Doctor (Who?) Anyone! You can even look like a bitch (Pulp Fiction) Well get ready because the […]

Philadelphia Film Festival – Must see Films with Special Guests

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LIKE WATER followed by Q&A with Director Pablo Croce Sunday, October 23; 5:10pm Ritz East Inspiring, exciting and often absolutely hilarious, this incredible portrait of Anderson Silva follows the UFC champion through the training for the most important fight of his career. Many people know of Anderson Silva as one of the greatest mixed martial […]

PFF20 – Review – The Artist


The Artist, the nearly totally silent film shot in black-and-white, is pure stunning. If you decide to skip it based on either of those two unique characteristics, you’ll be doing yourself a major disservice. Director Michel Hazanavicius has constructed no less than a sizzling masterwork celebrating not just the silent film but the film medium […]

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, […]

Review: “You Only Rock Once” – Book

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Radio was once exciting believe it or not. DJ’s actually chose their own music (what a novel idea!). In Philadelphia, before progressive FM pioneers like Ed Sciaky and Michael Tearson, there was (and still is) AM maverick Jerry Blavat, who has refused to take any radio job where he can’t play whatever he wants. If […]

Interview: Steve Oskie, co-writer of “You Only Rock Once”

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If you grew up in or around Philadelphia and especially if you are old enough to remember Dick Clark and Bandstand, you’ll know the name Jerry Blavat. Still going strong with DJ appearances and concert promotions, Blavat, 71, was the Mick Jaggar to Dick Clark’s Paul McCartney. A renegade who refused to work for any […]

Philadelphia Fright Night Truck – August 12th – Feeding Frenzy

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Do you want some free food? Do you live/work in Philly? Do you have a thirst for blood and a hatred for Garlic? Well tomorrow is your LUCKY DAY! The online feeding frenzy comes to life when the “Fright Night” food truck serves free vampire-inspired treats at various stops. Sample “Bloody Jerry’s,” “Steak Stakes,” “Garlic […]