Ben F. Silverio

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Los Angeles, CA
Drexel University
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney, Romantic Comedies
  • Ben started professionally analyzing film and television in 2008 when he co-founded The Pretentious Film Majors with Zachary Shevich. The radio show on Drexel's WKDU 97.1FM evolved into an entertainment hub that also included podcasts, YouTube videos, and written reviews in various Philadelphia-based outlets.
  • Ben has covered events like NYCC, Wizard World, C2E2, Tribeca, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, and the Chicago International Film Festival, while conducting interviews with Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, Robert Zemeckis, Danny Pudi, a few Batmen, and some Doctors (including Frasier Crane).
  • With producer Ansel Burch, Ben is the host of "Time 2 Party," a podcast that revisits time travel media to determine whether they're still worth your time.


Ben F. Silverio is a pop culture enthusiast from Philadelphia, PA that loves storytelling in all forms. In his decade-plus career, he has used his skills all over the internet as a journalist, critic, editor, and social media ninja to craft nearly 4,000 news articles and editorials for the likes of, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, and In addition to film and television, Ben is a fan of professional wrestling, superhero comic books, and being an advocate for representation in media.


Ben attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. After completing an internship with Rain Management Group, he graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in screenwriting and playwriting with a minor in television production.
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