Articles written by: Jeff Bayer

Mississippi Grind

Mississippi Grind

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews Mississippi Grind DIRECTORS/SCREENWRITERS: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden PRINCIPAL CAST: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert U.S.A., 2014, 108 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): Gerry is a talented poker player whose habit is getting the best of […]

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The D Train

The D Train

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews The D Train DIRECTORS/SCREENWRITERS: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel PRINCIPAL CAST: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer Plot (courtesy of Sundance): With his twentieth reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to […]

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TSR Blog: What is Your Best Movie Day Ever? Mine Happened at Sundance 2015

What is the greatest day of movies you’ve ever had in your life? I wrote the following article for Movies.com — How Sundance Gave Me the Greatest Movie Day of My Life I wish I could call this article, “Something Interesting Happened,” but I know as an online writer of little to no fame that we must grab you with […]

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Sleeping With Other People

Sleeping With Other People

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews Sleeping With Other People DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Leslye Headland PRINCIPAL CAST: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas, Natasha Lyonne U.S.A., 2015, 92 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): Jake and Lainey impulsively lose their virginity to each other in college. When […]

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Mistress America

Mistress America

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews Mistress America DIRECTOR: Noah Baumbach SCREENWRITERS: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig PRINCIPAL CAST: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke U.S.A., 2014, 84 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, […]

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The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews The End of the Tour DIRECTOR: James Ponsoldt SCREENWRITER: Donald Margulies PRINCIPAL CAST: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner U.S.A., 2014, 105 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): This story of the five-day 1996 interview between Rolling […]

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Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews Z for Zachariah DIRECTOR: Craig Zobel SCREENWRITER: Nissar Modi PRINCIPAL CAST: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine U.S.A., 2014, 95 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth meets […]

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Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Stockholm, Pennsylvania

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews Stockholm, Pennsylvania DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Nikole Beckwith PRINCIPAL CAST: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky Plot (courtesy of Sundance): A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years. Review: I was very intrigued with […]

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It Follows

It Follows

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews It Follows DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: David Robert Mitchell PRINCIPAL CAST: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe Plot (courtesy of Sundance): After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something […]

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The Bronze

The Bronze

I am at my second Sundance Film Festival. These are my reviews. Sundance Film Festival 2015 Reviews The Bronze DIRECTOR: Bryan Buckley SCREENWRITERS: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch PRINCIPAL CAST: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong U.S.A., 2015, 104 min., color Plot (courtesy of Sundance): In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero […]

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