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Dustin Jansick View all posts

Dustin Jansick is an independent film critic who also enjoys; indie music, cooking, technology, sports, puzzles, graphic design, and P.T. Anderson films. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Way Too Indie, which means he reviews hundreds of movies each year. And is a proud member of the OFCS.

660 articles written. Most recent: All Good Things Must…


Bernard Boo View all posts

Bernard Boo is a film enthusiast, baker, musician, and native of the San Francisco Bay Area. He enjoys nothing more than spending quiet nights at home with his beautiful wife.

667 articles written. Most recent: Captain America: Civil War

C.J. Prince View all posts

C.J. Prince hails from Ontario, Canada and spends most of his time absorbing as many films as possible. When he isn't trying to talk about films with words he is making tweets you'd regret reading.

378 articles written. Most recent: Sonita (Hot Docs Review)

Ananda Dillon View all posts

Ananda Dillon lives in Los Angeles and spends more time than the daily recommended amount in front of screens. Yes, she is concerned about what this may do to her brain.

225 articles written. Most recent: Demolition

Zachary Shevich View all posts

Zachary Shevich is a film critic and entertainment reporter with ties to New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. When Zach isn't taking in and spitting out movie info, he's watching the 5-6pm block on ESPN or compulsively emptying the Trash bin on his MacBook.

167 articles written. Most recent: My Blind Brother (Tribeca Review)

Aaron Pinkston View all posts

Aaron Pinkston lives in or around Chicago, Illinois, where he enjoys life with his wife and two dogs. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Illinois, Aaron has worked in various office jobs while watching films and writing about them as a pastime. His senior thesis paper was titled "On the Cultural Reception of the Evil Dead Triology."

121 articles written. Most recent: Movies to Stream This Weekend – April 29

Way Too Indie Staff View all posts

Way Too Indie provides you with the best indie movie reviews, coverage of the latest film festivals, podcasts, original editorials, must see trailers, and current independent filmmaking news.

110 articles written. Most recent: Way Too Indiecast 60: Richard Linklater, Jeff Nichols, ‘Preacher’ Preview, Tribeca Controversy

Michael Nazarewycz View all posts

Michael will watch anything considered a motion picture, from a nickelodeon silent to a digital epic, and he is a sucker for everything from the 1980s. While he thinks it's great to have thousands of movies available to him around the clock, he misses the joy of random discovery that broadcast television used to bring in the pre-home video era.

104 articles written. Most recent: Ukrainian Sheriffs (Hot Docs Review)

Nik Grozdanovic View all posts

Leaning towards the arty stuff and always hungry for an originally visual trip, Nik loves movies in obsessively unhealthy ways. He's written for Concordia University's The Link and is currently a regular contributor to IndieWire's The Playlist, and UK-based online culture mag What Culture. While trying to maintain his own blog, The Film Grapevine, he's been falling asleep one too many times on the keyboard lately.

72 articles written. Most recent: The Measure Of A Man (NYFF 2015)

Gary Garrison View all posts

Gary Joshua Garrison is the Prose Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in various locations around the World Wide Web, as well as in bound reams of paper. He lives, writes, teaches, and movie-watches in the desert of Arizona with his well-postured cat, Widget.

45 articles written. Most recent: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Blair Hoyle View all posts

Blair Hoyle is a 23-year-old filmmaker, journalist, and party starter from North Carolina. He (barely) graduated from Western Carolina University in 2014, and currently writes for Cinema Slasher, Nerd Nation Magazine, and Way Too Indie. His directorial debut, "Happy Endings Are a Rarity" is currently in post-production.

29 articles written. Most recent: Short Stay (ND/NF Review)

Megan Jung View all posts

Graphic artist moonlighting as a psychologist in the heart of the midwest. Recently engaged to a great man and looking forward to planning a wedding in the near future. I make cards and wreaths as well as read lots of books to fill the dead time in my busy life.

22 articles written. Most recent: Weekly Top 10 Indie Tracks Streaming on Spotify: Arctic Monkeys, Haim, Arcade Fire & more

Edward Haynes View all posts

Eddy Haynes has recently graduated from the University of Nottingham with a First in Film and Television. He is currently on a gap year which means he has a whole year to watch a ton of indie films. His all time favourite film is Memento, with Garden State running a close second, because who doesn’t love Zach Braff Natalie Portman and the Shins together in one film.

16 articles written. Most recent: Those Who Feel The Fire Burning

Byron Bixler View all posts

15 articles written. Most recent: Off the Rails (Hot Docs Review)

Eli Hayes View all posts

Eli Hayes grew up in the suburbs surrounding Milwaukee, Wisconsin but now attends school at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where he studies psychology and creative writing. He became interested in the world of cinema during his teenage years, upon viewing the works of visually-driven directors like Terrence Malick and Lynne Ramsay. These days, he spends much of his time attending school, directing micro-budget short films and writing about the movies that he loves.

14 articles written. Most recent: 3rd Street Blackout

Pavi Ramani View all posts

Pavi went to university in London, but now spends her time watching films to forget her "unemployed graduate" status. She loves dancing and hates people that don't give a film their full attention. She also uses words like love and hate far too liberally.

14 articles written. Most recent: Kaili Blues (ND/NF Review)

Ryan Smith View all posts

Hailing from Philadelphia, Ryan Smith is an independent filmmaker and critic working out of Los Angeles, CA. When not watching or working on films, Ryan can usually be found yelling maniacally about the Philadelphia Flyers (both good and bad things). His favorite films are Jaws, In Bruges, Blow Out, Manhunter and Breaking the Waves among so many others. Ryan is currently working on his first feature film.

12 articles written. Most recent: Dukhtar

Lee Adams View all posts

Lee is a writer and film critic living in Brno, Czech Republic. When not watching and writing about movies, he loves football, cooking, reading, and enjoying his adopted home town. With a typical Englishman's ignorance of foreign languages, he's waiting for his baby daughter to grow up so that she can teach him Czech.

11 articles written. Most recent: Revisiting Coen Brothers & Sam Raimi’s Flop ‘Crimewave’ 30 Years Later

Cameron Morewood View all posts

Cameron lives in the greater (greater) Los Angeles area. He is a student filmmaker and critic with an avid interest in independent and foreign cinema. When Cameron isn’t obsessing over a recently announced lineup for a film festival he won’t be able to attend, he can be found creating cacophonous Apple Music playlists or complaining about the lack of rain in Southern California.

7 articles written. Most recent: Take Me to the River

Jansen Aui View all posts

Jansen is based in Melbourne, Australia and loves seeing films and talking about them with people and the Internet. He has studied (and currently practices) architecture but enjoys forming an opinion on most forms of visual culture, particularly cinema. He likes writing, too. A combination of those things has brought him to Way Too Indie.

7 articles written. Most recent: Miss Lovely

Tanner Stechnij View all posts

4 articles written. Most recent: The Best Performance of 2016 Is Already Here