Chase Whale

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Biography:
Chase Whale co-founded the popular independent film website, GordonandtheWhale.com where he remained Editor-in-Chief until August, 2011. On behalf of 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.

Throughout his career as a journalist, Chase has interviewed Harrison Ford, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 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!), Jesse Eisenberg, Jane Lynch, "Tim and Eric", Ashton Kutcher, Nicolas Winding Refn and dozens of other prominent actors, directors and filmmakers in the industry.

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 and the late, great Roger Ebert.

Since GATW's departure, he's programmed for the Alamo Drafthouse, Fantastic Fest, Rooftop Film and the Sundance Film Festival, worked in film distribution for Cinedigm in New York, and his reviews, interviews, and editorials have been featured on websites including Twitch, Film.com, Next Movie, Film Threat, Indiewire?s The Playlist, We Got This Covered, Latino Review and CentralTrack.com. Whale is a member of Rotten Tomatoes, Criticwire and the Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association.
Favorites:
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:
Central Track , ChaseWhale.com , Film Threat , Film.com , Gordon and the Whale , Next Movie , The Playlist , Twitch , We Got This Covered
Critics' Group:
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
122
Location:
Dallas, TX

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Sin City: A Dame to Kill For relishes style over substance. But, man, it's ugly." — Central Track
Posted Aug 22, 2014
79% The One I Love (2014) " A cool and kooky love story. " — Central Track
Posted Aug 21, 2014
34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Action packs a mean punch in Expendables 3, but the franchise is running on fumes." — Central Track
Posted Aug 14, 2014
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Cowabummer." — Central Track
Posted Aug 7, 2014
92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel Studios' best and certainly the most punk rock." — Central Track
Posted Aug 1, 2014
65% Lucy (2014) " Highly illogical and silly. The main disadvantage with Lucy is that it's trying to be too smart for its own good. " — Central Track
Posted Jul 24, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " A soulful movie about soulful people. You just can't help but fall in love with it." — Central Track
Posted Jul 17, 2014
41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Self-serving and juvenile." — Central Track
Posted Jul 17, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " The special effects are breathtaking. And, in turn, they make this film the most confident, engrossing and fierce Apes-released movie to date. " — Central Track
Posted Jul 10, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Impressive and pretty amazing. This is how you make a film." — Central Track
Posted Jul 1, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " This is one song-and-dance that should have stayed stuck in the jukebox." — Central Track
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B 66% The Rover (2014) " [Director David] Michôd's bravura is an intimidating reminder that he's ahead of the audience every step of the way." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 16, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " The Fault in Our Stars isn't really a movie about cancer or death. Rather, it's quite-excellent film about finding love in a hopeless place." — Central Track
Posted Jun 6, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Edge of Tomorrow is a delicious reminder that Cruise still has all the right moves. " — Central Track
Posted Jun 5, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " Large and in charge." — Central Track
Posted May 15, 2014
A+ 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blue Ruin is violent but it impressively avoids the glorification of bloodshed; instead, [director Jeremy] Saulnier deftly shows just how terrifying, unnerving, sad and awful it is to take a life." — Central Track
Posted May 8, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " If there's something in this movie that needs saving, it's the film itself. And that's an order above even The Amazing Spider-Man." — Central Track
Posted May 1, 2014
26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Brick Mansions starts to crumble before the movie really begins. Somehow, the writers of the original film managed to screw up everything they got right the first time around." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 25, 2014
—— Alex of Venice " The jury has reached a verdict: Alex of Venice is guilty of being great." — Twitch
Posted Apr 20, 2014
36% 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 75% 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 86% Joe (2014) " Powerful and crushing. Joe is another profound achievement in David Gordon Green's career." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 7, 2014
C+ 44% 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
64% The Cold Lands (2014) " Blink and you'll miss a terrific performance from Lili Taylor." — Twitch
Posted Mar 13, 2014
86% 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" — ChaseWhale.com
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." — ChaseWhale.com
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
71% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " 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 (2014) " Don't let the title of this film fool you-"Rudderless" is solid." — The Playlist
Posted Jan 24, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) " A profoundly moving story about one of cinema's greatest superheroes." — The Playlist
Posted Jan 22, 2014
96% 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." — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Jan 19, 2014
94% Whiplash (2014) " Miles Teller commands the screen with fierce determination in Damien Chazelle's second feature, Whiplash. " — ChaseWhale.com
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." — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Dec 24, 2013
45% Raze (2014) " Raising hell, bashing in skulls, and showing no mercy, RAZE is the ultimate midnight movie. " — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Dec 16, 2013
83% TV Junkie (2013) " TV JUNKIE is one of the most compelling documentaries I've ever seen in my life." — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Dec 15, 2013
A+ 90% Grey Gardens (1975) " GREY GARDENS is an American classic." — ChaseWhale.com
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." — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Dec 5, 2013
83% 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. " — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Nov 16, 2013
56% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " Aside from the really awesome poster, the much talked about ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW has nothing else to offer." — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
56% Man of Steel (2013) " MAN OF STEEL is everything you've ever wanted in a Superman movie" — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
40% Only God Forgives (2013) " The most fartistic movie of the year." — ChaseWhale.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
—— Pincus " PINCUS is a deeply moving film that you should not ignore." — ChaseWhale.com
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." — Film.com
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." — Film.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
72% Klown (2012) " KLOWN is a one of the most comically aggressive films you will ever see." — Film.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
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