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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. Also a proud member of the OFCS.

602 articles written. Most recent: Animals


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.

518 articles written. Most recent: Tomorrowland

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.

272 articles written. Most recent: Mad Max: Fury Road

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.

176 articles written. Most recent: Aloft


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.

127 articles written. Most recent: Al Pacino Makes Keys and Clutches Cats in the Dream-like ‘Manglehorn’ Trailer

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."

80 articles written. Most recent: Now Streaming: Movies and TV to Watch at Home This Weekend – May 22

Max Freedman View all posts

Max Freedman listens to so much music that doctors have found mp3s in his blood. He’s completely taken advantage of living directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, having seen a stupid amount of live shows there. Oddly enough, Funeral isn’t his favorite Arcade Fire album. He wants everyone to know that, because he really wants people to think he's different.

53 articles written. Most recent: The Underdog: April 2015

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.

48 articles written. Most recent: Way Too Indiecast 20: Mad Max: Fury Road, Make Way For Tomorrow

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.

45 articles written. Most recent: A Fuller Life (TJFF 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.

44 articles written. Most recent: Hot Docs 2015: Double Happiness

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.

32 articles written. Most recent: Han and Chewie Appear in All New Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens 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.

29 articles written. Most recent: Michael Fassbender is ‘Steve Jobs’ in New Trailer

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.

18 articles written. Most recent: Inside Indie Filmmaking: Production

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.

16 articles written. Most recent: (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

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.

15 articles written. Most recent: Those Who Feel The Fire Burning (Hot Docs 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.

7 articles written. Most recent: Sunshine Superman

Blair Hoyle View all posts

Blair Hoyle is a 22-year-old filmmaker, journalist, and party starter from North Carolina. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Film & Television Production from Western Carolina University in 2014.

6 articles written. Most recent: Iris

Eli Hayes View all posts

3 articles written. Most recent: Cannes 2015: Green Room

Nathan Rabin View all posts

Nathan Rabin was the original head writer for The A.V Club, a position he held for most of his sixteen years there. He was also an original staff writer for The Dissolve, coined the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girls” and has written four books, most recently "You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me".

1 articles written. Most recent: The Creative Patricide of Robert Downey Jr: The Superhero Son of an Independent Prince