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Philadelphia's independent voice
for film criticism.

Welcome to Cinema76!

Welcome to Cinema76!


Welcome to! You may have known us at our previous home, but the main things that have changed are our name and look. All of our old posts are here too, as well as all new content!


Here is our mission statement:

We are a collection of passionate film fans from the Philadelphia area who love writing about movies about as much as we love watching them.

We aim to offer thoughtful, passionate criticism of new films, as well as reflections on older movies. We’re a community of independent thinkers, each valuing genres, indies, blockbusters, foreign films, and classics through the lenses of our own experience in taste. We hunger for movies and thirst for discussion. A movie website that holds these truths to be self-evident: we have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of movies.

More about us.

It's hard for many people to believe that there are extraordinary things inside themselves, as well as others. I hope you can keep an open mind. - Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), Unbreakable (2000)

Press Release

Cinedelphia Movie Blog Announces Name Change to Cinema76
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - For Immediate Release

“By changing our name, we aim to be Philadelphia’s independent voice for film criticism,” according to Jill Malcolm, Editor-in-Chief.

The name change to Cinema76 is effective immediately. Our new website is, which is launching today with new content, as well as our previous few years of archives. Cinema76 is the brainchild of Jill Malcolm and Ryan Silberstein, the editorial team from They are joined by a deep bench of talented writers, and have a continued commitment to covering films premiering in Philadelphia, local film festivals, as well as thoughtful analysis on older films.

The Cinedelphia name will be retained by founder Eric Bresler, director/curator of PhilaMOCA, programmer of the Cinedelphia Film Festival, and co-founder of the Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society.

“In our move to, we will be bringing over many of our recurring features, including our weekly Split Decision column, thoughtful reviews, and new initiatives,” says Ryan Silberstein, Managing Editor.

For more details see

Jill Malcolm and Ryan Silberstein;

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