Chase Whale

Chase Whale
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Chase Whale is a graduate of the University of North Texas' Creative Writing B.A. program. He's a film critic, crime and bizarro short fiction writer, and you can find his work on Out of the Gutter, ScreenAnarchy, Indiewire, MTV, Flaunt Magazine, and other places. More on http://www.chasewhale.com.
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
Location: Dallas, TX
Official Websites: http://chasewhale.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
59% Brightburn (2019) BRIGHTBURN is what happens when Zod is sent to earth with Superman's backdrop. It's clever, thrilling, and very gory. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) What started as a new action movie from The Matrix star Keanu Reeves, has now turned into one of the greatest action franchises in film history. John Wick movies will be watched and talked about long after you and I are gone. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
93% Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II) (1988) Arresting fight scenes well orchestrated. Whatever area the fights take place in, everything in the vicinity will be used to fight with; whether it's a shoe, two small steps, or a sock - Chan will find a way to use them creatively during the fight. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
92% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) Arresting fight scenes well orchestrated. Whatever area the fights take place in, everything in the vicinity will be used to fight with; whether it's a shoe, two small steps, or a sock - Chan will find a way to use them creatively during the fight. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is not just a remarkable movie; it's an unforgettable experience. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
16% Hellboy (2019) Delicious visuals can't save this movie from a savage cinematic death. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
61% The Public (2019) Heartwarming and wears its big, beating heart on its sleeve. - Fort Worth Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
88% I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) If you're a fan of 1970s cinema like me, Criterion's Blu-ray release of I Wanna Hold Your Hand is one that you'll wanna hang on to. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
84% Creed II (2018) Not as good as its predecessor (because it knows it doesn't need to be), but Creed II is still a knockout. - The Digital Bits EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE is long, and well, boring. S. Craig Zahler made a boring movie called DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE. That's a sentence I never wanted to write. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
35% Judgment Night (1993) The film was directed by Stephen Hopkins who directed PREDATOR 2 and BLOWN AWAY, so this film has "irresistible 90s movie" written all over it. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
79% Halloween (2018) Thrilling, Chilling, Savage, and the Most Fierce Entry in the Franchise Since the Original. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
98% Thunder Road (2018) One of the most honest movies about grieving I have ever seen. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) It takes some patience to watch MANDY because of its setup, but I promise you, once Cage goes uncaged, you'll get your money's worth. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
92% Dunkirk (2017) In his ever-growing oeuvre, Dunkirk ranks as one of Christopher Nolan's best. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
97% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story paints a delightfully layered rags to riches story. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B No Score Yet Mustang Island (2017) A poignant and hilarious story of brotherhood and finding love in a hungry place. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
72% Headshot (2017) Uwais puts in 110%. He wants a jazzy show for his audience and never disappoints. However, his charm and killer choreographed fight scenes aren't enough to save Headshot. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen is a must-see for anyone who's slogged through the purgatories of high school. So...everyone? - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. is punk rock, effortlessly cool. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick 2 is old money for a new generation. An explosive, well-organized action movie. We no longer need James Bond. Our new dressed to kill cinematic savior is John Wick. - StreetLit EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) Incredible fist-pumping fight scenes. - MTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Snyder knows how to paint a picture but perhaps needs to stay away from the writing process. Watch the Ultimate Edition when you can, and see if it changes how you feel about the movie. It sure did me. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
No Score Yet Mad Max: Fury Road: Black & Chrome (2016) Invite your BFFs over for a back-to-back FURY ROAD extravaganza, then debate which is better. It'll drive you all mad. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
73% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The pets' decorum emphasizes jokes adults will appreciate, and there are enough gratifying gags that will surely make the kids laugh. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
88% Don't Breathe (2016) The best and most violent in the HOME ALONE series. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
91% La La Land (2016) LA LA LAND La La Lavishes with joy and warmth. This is a movie I want to live in. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
80% Out of Print (2016) Worth the price of admission. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
42% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) The student becomes the teacher, and it works. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
67% Child's Play (1988) Chucky's back and Scream brought the mass-murdering doll back to the small screen with their Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY, stuffed with all the extra features you would kill for. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
74% Nighthawks (1981) Criminally underseen yet solid gold. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
95% Short Cuts (1993) Worth the buy for one scene: watching a young Robert Downey, Jr. elbow-punch a couch. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Slow, then bloated, and explodes with boredom, and will probably lull you to sleep before you even get to the end. I don't know where it went wrong since the director is the one who made the X-Men franchise super popular, but we all have our bad days. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
71% Swiss Army Man (2016) Wildly entertaining if you can put up with the relentless farting - Paul Dano bangs out a charming performance as a desperate, maybe delusional, man trying to get off the purgatory of an island he's stuck on. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
A+ 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) THE WAILING doesn't rely on many jump scares and what makes it so horrifying is the story. It challenges Heaven and Hell, good versus evil, God, and the Devil, and faith. I'm certain this would be John Milton's favorite film if he were alive today. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
86% Embers (2015) Wildly impressive, Claire Carré's science fiction indie, Embers takes visceral cinema with a small budget and colossal imagination to exciting new heights. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2016
98% Don't Think Twice (2016) A Sweet and Poignant Examination of Finding Solace in the Art World Hustle. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, the most endearing buddy comedy adventure you'll see this year. It has all the wit and its crafty humor will keep you laughing and entertained from beginning to end. See this movie as soon as you can. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
98% Don't Think Twice (2016) A sweet and poignant examination of finding solace in the art world hustle. Don't Think Twice is one of the best films of the year. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
10/10 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) A nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat wallop, The Wailing is the most frightening movie of the year. - Smells Like Screen Spirit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
78% The Revenant (2015) One the most transcending films you'll see in a theater in your lifetime. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
74% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight isn't a western as wacky as Django Unchained, but it's everything you want from a Tarantino movie: unbearable tension, deft and intuitive dialogue, and sudden, grisly violence - Smells Like Screen Spirit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Out of this world. - ChaseWhale.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
60% Gridlocked (2015) An energetic beast packed with bullets to the head, hyper-violence and well-choreographed ass kickings. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
81% Victoria (2015) It's wild, it's bold, and the final act is an exhilarating force that will leave you slack-jawed. Star Laia Costa is a virtuoso of talent and her nuanced emotional range is going to make her a star. - Hammer to Nail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
60% Black (2015) Dark, dirty, and dangerous. Black will do for Belgium what Gomorrah did for Italy, what City of God did for Brazil, and what pretty much every Martin Scorsese gangster picture does for America. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
97% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) Regina Casé mesmerizes. You will not see a better performance this year. - Hammer to Nail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2015
93% A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) A Brave Heart is a tender and soulful movie about being confident in your own skin. Prepare to be moved and exhilarated. - Hammer to Nail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2015
44% One & Two (2015) Beautiful and soul-stirring. One & Two is a magical and transcending experience about the strength of sibling love - Hammer to Nail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2015
24% Dark Places (2015) Gillian Flynn's Dark Places left me slack-jawed. Gilles Paquet-Brenner's film adaptation is gutless and misbegotten. - Denton Record-Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015