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‘Station to Station’ is a compelling new film by Ben Bryant

“Station to Station” is a stimulating new film by first-time director and writer Benjamin Bryant. Digital Journal has the scoop.

David Eggers in 'Station to Station'
David Eggers in 'Station to Station.' Photo Courtesy of Bryant Zamberlan Group
David Eggers in 'Station to Station.' Photo Courtesy of Bryant Zamberlan Group

“Station to Station” is a stimulating new film by first-time director and writer Benjamin Bryant. Digital Journal has the scoop.

With his life back in New York upended, a young man named Tom (played by David Eggers) escapes to the electric obscurity of Las Vegas. When an intriguing offer by Jordan (portrayed by Jordan Getty) puts him on an unexpected journey, he learns how easily things that are left unresolved find a way of forcing their own resolution.

The audience ought to buckle up since they will be in for one wild and crazy ride through the eyes of Tom. It is edgy, intense, and provocative. Viewers can slightly recall such Paul Thomas Anderson films as “Boogie Nights” meets “The Master” but with a more modern, creative, and steamy approach.

In this new world that Tom is introduced to, he seeks validation, affirmation, and purpose; however, the unresolved conflicts and wounds from his past may come back to haunt him.

The cast includes such actors as Cate Farrow (Sarah), Andrew Cawley (Casey), Josh Beck (Taylor), Anthony Henderson as Karl, Bobby Slaski as Kai, and Benedikt Sebastian as Christopher. Benjamin Bryant also makes a cameo as Martin.

In addition, Francis McGrath and Bryant did a solid job on the original songs and on the movie’s original score, which is quite stirring.

David Eggers is extraordinary in the lead role as Tom while churning out all of those dialogue-heavy scenes in the film. It is great to watch him have heart-to-heart scenes with his co-stars Farrow, Cawley, Beck, Henderson, Slaski, and Sebastian, and opening up to them like he did, and vice versa as they ponder where they are in their lives.

Most impressive was the fact that the cast and crew filmed this movie under strict COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in a bubble while living in Las Vegas.

The Verdict

Overall, “Station to Station” is solid from start to finish, and its twists and turns will keep viewers at the edge of their seats. The cast, as a whole, delivers noteworthy and versatile performances ranging from dramatic to witty to subtle, and they are not afraid to be raw and vulnerable. The topics and social issues discussed are timely, relevant, and relatable.

There are many significant lessons and values conveyed in this film especially building trust and relationships since every person’s path in life is different, and we cannot always judge people where they end up.

Compliments to showrunner Benjamin Bryant for writing, directing, and editing such a bold movie as part of his directorial debut. It is worth checking out and it garners four out of five stars.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 19,900 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a seven-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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