About Pretty Clever Films
Founded in 201o as a humble little wordpress.com blog centered around silent film, Pretty Clever Films has grown into a vibrant cinema appreciation magazine with many contributors from all corners of the globe.
We are driven by a shared passion (nay – obsession?) for cinema and we express this enthusiasm through undying curiosity and openness to a wide range of cinema in all it’s forms, genres, and formats. From blockbusters at the cinemaplex to indies at the festival to imports at the arthouse, Pretty Clever Films contributors provide insight and opinion on anything and everything cinema related.
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Who Are We, You Ask?
Editor, Publisher, Chief Bottle Washer
Brandy is the founder of Pretty Clever Films and an utterly devoted, hopelessly lost cinephile. She loves dogs, movies, and hockey – but leaves it up to you to determine in what order. And all those super witty bon mots posted on the Pretty Clever Films Twitter feed and Facebook page? Those are hers, so don’t hold anyone else responsible.
TV Producer & Director, Writer, Frustrated lover of film and obscure music. I still make mixed tapes if I like you enough.
Doctor on Call
You’d be hard-pressed to find a film era or genre that Pam hasn’t met. A hard-core film fan from way back, she has spent (or wasted, depending on your point of view) hours and hours watching movies. And with a PhD in Film and Media, she also has more than a few opinions about them.
Resident Brit Contributor
21 year old journalism graduate from the North East of England who likes to stay inside watching films to avoid the rain. I like quiet little indie films, zombies and Natalie Portman and I dislike horribly predictable romcoms. Favourite film: Children of Men
I Found This Weird Thing You’ve Never Heard of Contributor
John Munshour is an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. His primary medium is book arts, where he combines writing and visual art to disguise the fact that he’s not particularly good at either. He is currently involved in a long-term, emotionally volatile relationship with his haircut. And he writes about himself in the third person all the time, so he clearly does not find this awkward at all. He sometimes tweets about songs he likes at @jdmunshour.
Film Biographer Contributor
Lesley is totally awesome, but ultra-modest which is why she hasn’t written a bio and why she didn’t tell us she was an intern at Cineaste magazine. She regularly contributes her fantastic “Hidden Gems” column and sundry other fascinating film thoughts.
Netflix Junkie Contributor
Active consumer of all media with equal appreciation for the cerebral and the vapid. Writer trying to find her footing. I love a good rant and a strong opinion and I don’t believe in guilty pleasures.
We’re Totally Jealous She Came Up with “Cinephiliac” Correspondent
Twenty-something film reviewer, social critic, and cultural analyst searching for a place in the sun. Passionate lover of discourse about film and music and its affects on the human brain and society. Equally loves the taste and science of food as well.
Film Nerd Contributor
Robert Liwanag is currently a second-year journalism student at Ryerson University and self-proclaimed film and music nerd.
Resident Fashion Diva
A film archivist by day and a film buff by night. What more needs to be said?
Resident Comic Book Geek and Illustrator Extraordinaire
Ben O’Brian holds the distinction of being the first contributor to Pretty Clever Films who was not Brandy. For this, she remains eternally grateful even though he has NOT written a bio.
Classic Movie Diva Contributor
Laura Grande is a Toronto-based writer working in digital media. A (wannabe) movie buff who just wants to spend her days writing about classic film, she also loves history, travel, hockey, literature and anything related to Scotland.
Actual Filmmaker and Keanu Reeves Fanboy Contributor
Born and raised in Montreal, now based in Toronto, Jared is a writer/actor/editor/director keeping up the good fight against all things non-creative & soul-sucking.
Listing Making Machine Contributor
Indie & classic rock nerd, writer and blogger, British comedy geek. Television-Radio-Film ’15 student at SU’s Newhouse School.
Only Sometime, Always Amazing Contributor
Vinyl addict, reborn cinephile, and aspiring editor from The Shire of Western Massachusetts.
Film exhibitionist enthusiast. Cinephile for hire. Comics and games junkie.