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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 also a proud member of the OFCS.

619 articles written. Most recent: WATCH: New Trailer for ‘Love’ Asks What Your Ultimate Fantasy Is


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.

585 articles written. Most recent: The Martian

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.

337 articles written. Most recent: Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

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.

210 articles written. Most recent: Goodnight Mommy

Susan Kemp View all posts

Susan has created a personal brand of saying things that she immediately regrets. She enjoys writing because it gives her the ability to go back and edit. When she's not causing mischief, she's running around Southern California trying to catch a new film or live show. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in creative nonfiction.

26 articles written. Most recent: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine


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.

149 articles written. Most recent: Where to Invade Next (NYFF 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."

96 articles written. Most recent: Now Streaming: Movies and TV to Watch at Home This Weekend – July 31

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.

76 articles written. Most recent: Way Too Indiecast 39: Andrew Garfield, ’99 Homes,’ ‘Sicario’

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.

67 articles written. Most recent: Our Loved Ones (TIFF 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.

54 articles written. Most recent: Arabian Nights: Volume 3 – The Enchanted One (NYFF Review)

Scarlet Biberstein View all posts

Scarlet lives in Downey, California with her husband, dog, and three chickens. She enjoys binge-watching Netflix, flying out of the country, and making jokes that no one gets. The Tenth Doctor is her favorite.

43 articles written. Most recent: WATCH: Wise Cracking Anti-Hero in ‘Deadpool’ Red Band Trailer

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.

42 articles written. Most recent: The Return of the Atom (TIFF Review)

Will von Tagen View all posts

Will von Tagen is a writer, director and producer from Boise, Idaho. His first feature film, 'Almosting It' is set for limited release in June 2015.

22 articles written. Most recent: Inside Indie Filmmaking: Presenting Your Film

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.

22 articles written. Most recent: Homesick (TIFF Review)

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: Je Suis Charlie (TIFF 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.

12 articles written. Most recent: Blind

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.

11 articles written. Most recent: The Second Mother

Byron Bixler View all posts

10 articles written. Most recent: TIFF 2015: Horizon

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.

9 articles written. Most recent: 6 Ways to Die

Charlie Bury View all posts

Residing on the other side of the Atlantic, Charlie has a severe disposition to believing that film holds the key to unlock just about everything and anything. If the film is slick, sick and smart, then he will absolutely love it. He has self-confessed celestial crushes on Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, and Natalie Portman, and his favourite filmmaker has been Woody Allen for some time now that it is beginning to become a little worrying.

8 articles written. Most recent: Jack (TIFF Review)

Connor Denney View all posts

1 articles written. Most recent: The Poetic Magic of Apichatpong Weerasethakul Ranked