Chase Whale

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

In 1997, Chase Whale co-founded Through GATW, he covered Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Comic-Con, along with junkets in London, Toronto, and other parts of the world.

Through Gordon and the Whale, Chase interviewed Harrison Ford, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore, Guillermo del Toro, Danny Boyle, Will Ferrell, Jason Reitman, Academy Award® Winner Davis Guggenheim, Andrew Garfield, Mark Romanek, Zach Galifianakis, Matt Reeves, Carey Mulligan, Simon Pegg, Harmony Korine, Sam Rockwell, Richard Linklater, Michael Shannon, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall, Jean-Claude Van Damme (twice!), Jessie Eisenberg, Jane Lynch, Tim and Eric, Ashton Kutcher, and dozens of other prominent actors and directors.

In 2009, NBC named him one of the 25 most interesting people in Dallas, along with Erykah Badu and Nolan Ryan. Later that year, The Wrap listed him as one of 30 Movie Insiders to Follow Right Now On Twitter, with Peter Travers, Harry Knowles, Slash Film's Peter Sciretta, and the late, great Roger Ebert. Whale was a member of the Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association, and the Austin Film Critics Association.

Since GATW's departure, he's programmed for the Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest, worked in film distribution for Cinedigm in New York, programmed for Rooftop Films, and his reviews, interviews, and editorials have been featured on websites including Twitch,, Next Movie, Film Threat, The Playlist, We Got This Covered, and Latino Review. Whale is a member of Rotten Tomatoes and Indiewire's Criticwire, and was one of the Featured Film Critics for Now he slings words for Indiewire's The Playlist. His favorite movie is Brewster McCloud.
Brewster McCloud, Magnolia, The Loved Ones, Half Nelson, Children of Men, City of God, Take Shelter, Halloween (1978), Animal Kingdom, Hesher, JCVD, Bloodsport, Die Hard, Predator, Young Guns II, Terminator 2
Publications: , Film Threat , , Gordon and the Whale , Next Movie , The Playlist , Twitch , We Got This Covered
Critics' Group:
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
Los Angeles, CA

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
46% Child Of God (2014) " In the opening scene, an unnamed narrator claims Lester is, "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." If this is true, jokes on us because only Satan could spawn a man like Lester Ballard." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 16, 2014
A —— We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2013) " We Gotta Get Out of This Place is screenwriter Dutch Southern's first produced script, and please God, don't let it be his last. From the grimy atmosphere of the town, to the bravura of his raw and untouchable dialogue - he's a wizard of words and mood." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 8, 2014
A 84% Joe (2014) " Powerful and crushing. Joe is another profound achievement in David Gordon Green's career." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 7, 2014
C+ 45% In the Blood (2014) " "In the Blood" will appeal to fans of "Taken" -- a lone warrior with a set of skills who tears apart a foreign lands to find a loved one. Justice is served, but at a very bloody price." — The Playlist
Posted Apr 4, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Welcome to The Grand Budapest Hotel: An intimate and charming retreat with supreme comfort and guest-themed hospitality." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 13, 2014
60% The Cold Lands (2014) " Blink and you'll miss a terrific performance from Lili Taylor." — Twitch
Posted Mar 13, 2014
—— O Lobo atrás da Porta (Wolf at the Door) " Just when the storm seems to settle, A Wolf at the Door flips with a thunderbolt of surprises to a devastating finale." — Twitch
Posted Mar 12, 2014
100% The Visitor (1979) " THE VISITOR returns from 1979 to peck out your eyes and make you like it" —
Posted Feb 28, 2014
67% Afternoon Delight (2013) " Love, happiness, and finding peace take a little time. Afternoon Delight captures these feelings in the most sincere way possible." —
Posted Feb 19, 2014
83% Imperial Dreams " John Boyega first wowed audiences with his dynamite performance in Attack the Block. Once again playing the anti-hero, Imperial Dreams is another victory lap for this young actor, who's going to go on to do big, big things." — The Playlist
Posted Jan 26, 2014
60% White Bird in a Blizzard " White Bird in a Blizzard is worth seeing for Eva Green's performance alone, and to experience the dreamlike quality of Gregg Araki's individual, highly unique vision of cinema." — The Playlist
Posted Jan 25, 2014
80% Rudderless " Don't let the title of this film fool you-"Rudderless" is solid." — The Playlist
Posted Jan 24, 2014
A 100% Life Itself (2014) " A profoundly moving story about one of cinema's greatest superheroes." — The Playlist
Posted Jan 22, 2014
95% Blue Ruin (2014) " Revenge is a dish best served with a knife, a crossbow and semi-automatic rifles in Jeremy Saulnier's bloody and brilliant sophomore feature, Blue Ruin." —
Posted Jan 19, 2014
94% Whiplash " Miles Teller commands the screen with fierce determination in Damien Chazelle's second feature, Whiplash. " —
Posted Jan 19, 2014
44% Wrong Cops (2013) " Dumb is a word you use as a kid, but it's the only way to describe Quentin Dupieux's latest, WRONG COPS." —
Posted Dec 24, 2013
47% Raze (2014) " Raising hell, bashing in skulls, and showing no mercy, RAZE is the ultimate midnight movie. " —
Posted Dec 16, 2013
83% TV Junkie (2013) " TV JUNKIE is one of the most compelling documentaries I've ever seen in my life." —
Posted Dec 15, 2013
A+ 90% Grey Gardens (1975) " GREY GARDENS is an American classic." —
Posted Dec 12, 2013
23% Peep World (2011) " PEEP WORLD plays out like a 90 minute episode of your favorite sitcom" — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Dec 6, 2013
100% Louder Than A Bomb (2011) " LOUDER THAN A BOMB is an explosive look at capturing your dreams." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Dec 6, 2013
69% The Wolverine (2013) " Looks like someone decided to take the Wolverine spin-off series seriously." —
Posted Dec 5, 2013
84% The Snowtown Murders (2012) " I did not know this film was based on a true story until the closing credits, which makes this story so much more terrifying. Director Justin Kurzel crafted a raw feel that will leave you slack-jawed. " —
Posted Nov 16, 2013
57% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " Aside from the really awesome poster, the much talked about ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW has nothing else to offer." —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
56% Man of Steel (2013) " MAN OF STEEL is everything you've ever wanted in a Superman movie" —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
40% Only God Forgives (2013) " The most fartistic movie of the year." —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
—— Pincus " PINCUS is a deeply moving film that you should not ignore." —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
53% Going the Distance (2010) " If you've ever had an awkward sexual moment in your life (admit it, you have), this is the movie for you. If you've ever believed there can't be love without the comedy, this is the movie for you." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Nov 8, 2013
83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " It's comforting to watching dramatic and comic fiction regarding the things some of us actually have to deal with in life. When done right, those kinds of films are worth your time. YOUR SISTER'S SISTER happens to be one of them." —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
35% Lola Versus (2012) " LOLA VERSUS puts the fun in dysfunctional love and is what happens when you shake life up a little bit and let it fall out of your hands." —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
73% Klown (2012) " KLOWN is a one of the most comically aggressive films you will ever see." —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
86% Robot & Frank (2012) " FRANK & ROBOT is a poignant tale of man and machine" —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) " This self-deprecating comedy would make both Larry David and Louis C.K. proud," —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
70% Liberal Arts (2012) " Poetic justice Is served in insightful LIBERAL ARTS" —
Posted Nov 8, 2013
77% Take This Waltz (2012) " Take This Waltz is a Remarkable, Offbeat Love Story" —
Posted Aug 29, 2013
—— CXL " Is CXL a love story? Is it a coming-of-age tale? It's unclear, but one thing's certain: Gillane and his writing partners, Theo Miller and Katherine Bruens, have the courage make an unconventional-yet-engaging film on a very small budget. " — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
—— Black Biscuit " I'm not sure why this was made." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 28, 2013
85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) " My only complaint about The Raid is that it ended." —
Posted Aug 28, 2013
68% Rubber (2011) " The greatest meta movie about a killer tire ever made." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
94% Win Win (2011) " WIN WIN makes Tom McCarthy three-for-three. Grabbing the affection from the audience is what he wants, and dear reader, he can't lose." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
88% Fubar: Balls to the Wall (2011) " The FUBAR films are an experiment - can two knuckleheads really get by doing nothing but partying and drinking beer? And is it believable? You bet it is." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
86% Rabbit Hole (2010) " In a tale of tragic loss, unexpected friendships, and finding happiness in whatever that may be, RABBIT HOLE scores big." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
—— Oddsac (2010) " After walking out of ODDSAC's world premiere, here are some of the notes I jotted down: "Will make Tim Burton proud," "Distorted," "Mind-fuck," and "Marshmallow."" — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
58% Trash Humpers (2010) " Congratulations Harmony, you've just made the weirdest movie ever." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) " This delicious documentary did teach me about one of Joan's most important assets, and that's her dirty, dirty mouth." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
88% Let Me In (2010) " This is one of the best films of its kind in the recent years. It's not better than the original, but that's not what Matt Reeves set out to do - the man wanted to make a solid film and he did just that." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
80% Attenberg (2012) " After walking out of ATTENBERG, I couldn't decide if I really hated it, or really loved it. I still can't decide. ATTENBERG stretches the arthouse genre to "WTF!?"" — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
41% Ceremony (2011) " Winkler is a titan at balancing comedy and drama. And Angarano is hilarious as our as our lead, channelling a young Vince Vaughn: the out of place winks, the full confidence in situations he has no way of gaining. " — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
68% Jack Goes Boating (2010) " JACK GOES BOATING is a poignant story about how love can be (often at the same time) awkward, funny, and important." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) " We're shown real life problems in a fictional story that gives us real life solutions. Bravo Lisa, your film is more than all right." — Gordon and the Whale
Posted Aug 28, 2013
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