Chase Burns

Chase Burns
Chase Burns's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
70% Olympic Dreams (2020) Kroll is fine in his semi-dramatic turn as a romantically forlorn volunteer dentist, but Pappas is remarkable. She elicits a surprisingly tender performance. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
20% Cats (2019) Cats is not for everyone, but it is definitely for me. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
100% Celebration (2007) Saint Laurent and Bergé appear like exotic birds. In most shots, Meyrou's camera sits quietly in the corner. He allows his subjects to be plainly seen. Ironically, this unintrusive approach is what makes the film so intrusive. Everything is laid bare. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
85% Cassandro the Exotico! (2019) These scenes are theatrical, even regal, and avoid pretension. Losier conjures the legend of Cassandro with overwhelming affection. It's a lovely, fantastic spectacle. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Like a good giallo, Knife + Heart's mood is often more important than its plot or character development. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
83% The Gospel of Eureka (2019) The Gospel of Eureka's Christian spectacle is hilarious, but by placing it against the backdrop of drag, the film divines unexpected similarities between the two communities. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
97% People's Republic of Desire (2018) It's surreal. While the director seems to be unable to land on a subject, the spectacular strangeness of the way people interact on YY is enough to earn viewers' attention. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
100% Making Montgomery Clift (2018) The documentary manages to be not only a strikingly honest take on Clift but also a moving exploration of a lost relative and a meta-analysis of the ways media creates a biography. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet When the Beat Drops (2018) Their fantasy imagines a world where they are celebrated and writ large like the majorettes they admire. When the Beat Drops allows them to take it one step further: These men are bigger than the football stadium they imagine. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody attempts to work through this moral conundrum for Queen's pious fans. And I hope they enjoy it, because I think they're the only fans who can. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
83% Love, Cecil (2018) Love, Cecil isn't necessarily breaking new ground on the man, but director Lisa Immordino Vreeland's documentary is a complete, nuanced, entertaining portrait of an artist who, if alive today, would have an incredible Instagram. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
86% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) The wildest part of Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is that Scotty's stories check out. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
72% This One's for the Ladies (2019) It feels like the Paris Is Burning of underground male strippers in New Jersey, and it's astonishing how much humanity can come out of a little dick dancing. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
48% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) It's all very cute, but unfortunately for How to Talk to Girls at Parties, having characters say the word "punk" every few minutes does not make a punk movie. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
96% The Florida Project (2017) [Brooklyn] Prince-with considerable help from her costars, Baker, and screenwriter Chris Bergoch-resonates beyond the twee and cute. At the film's climax, Prince delivers a performance that would make even the surliest curmudgeon cry. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
90% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) 4 Days in France is a beautiful trip-directionless, sexy, and profound. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
93% Rift (Rökkur) (2017) It's difficult to separate the Australian Babadook from Rökkur's stalker. But rather than being distractions, these similarities help launch Rökkur, and gay Icelandic narratives, into an increasingly international LGBT canon. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017