Dustin Chase

Dustin Chase
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Introduced to Roger Ebert through world renown local artist Mel Chin in 2006 only further fuled Dustin Chase's passion for writing film reviews. Eventually after receiving his bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from The University of North Carolina Asheville, Dustin found himself in Galveston Island, TX via Los Angeles.Texas Art & Film was created with Texas entrepreneur Evan H. Zimmerman, JD, and became a platform to professionally publish Dustin's reviews. He was then accepted into The Houston Film Critics Society in 2012 and became the film critic for Texas' oldest newspaper The Galveston County Daily News in 2011. Dustin also did a year-long movie review show, Livin' Large, on NEWS 92FM with esteemed critic Joe Leydon in 2014. Dustin was approached by CW39's NEWSFIX in the fall of 2014 to be their weekly on air film critic for a segment called Flix Fix, which has now aired over 200 episodes. Dustin is currently the only broadcast film critic in Houston delivering weekly film critiques on television and publishing over 200 written reviews annually.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 77% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Kirby's award-worthy performance will leave perennial contenders in the dust, while Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó elevates "Pieces of a Woman" to more than just a performance film. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2021
D 37% Outside the Wire (2021) The moment our headliner Anthony Mackie takes off his shirt to reveal he's been created by less than impressive visual effects, this dud begins to pick up "worst movie of the year" momentum. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2021
B+ 91% Promising Young Woman (2020) Mulligan does an exquisite balancing act in a script that's brilliant and necessary. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
B 98% One Night in Miami (2020) It might not be as loud or shiny as "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," nor are the performances as intense, but as far as adaptations go, King clearly has a vision that is brought to life here. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
B 88% News of the World (2020) Hanks is once again playing the hero we admire and respect - nothing grand or earth-shattering, just his usual solid performance. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
C- 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) It lacks creative inspiration and reverts to the lighter-fare comic book films instead of embracing darker, more serious subject matter. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
D- 46% Fatale (2020) Fatalehas zero creativity in the filmmaking, the performances are hollow and, despite plenty of shooting, stabbing and manipulating, the story is quite dull. It's more soap opera than it is film. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2020
C 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat provides what little feeling the sterile film musters through his memorable score. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
B- 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) it's Candice Bergen who steals the film. Her character full of realistic Dallas stereotypes, equal parts hilarious and authentic. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
B- 57% The Prom (2020) Trying to give too many characters their own narrative arc gets burdensome. Entertainment the entire family can enjoy with a message of tolerance, acceptance and life lessons for young and old. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
B 76% Wander Darkly (2020) The editing of this traumatic love story starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna takes center stage. The perspective you are left with is a powerful one, and a re-watch with all the answers will show how carefully the story is pieced together. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
C 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) While her fans will get to see a different side of the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress, the film's set decoration is often more exciting than the plot. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
A 96% Nomadland (2020) Nomadland will be a spiritual experience for some, just another movie for others. There is such beautiful sadness to the breathtaking cinematography that follows Fern from Nevada to Oregon to South Dakota. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
C- 82% Mank (2020) For fans of Orson Welles' beloved 1941 (arguable) masterpiece, Mank will be a real treat. For newer generations who have never seen or even heard of Citizen Kane, the dialogue-driven drama will be an incoherent bore. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
C+ 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Davis, proving there are no limits or boundaries to her work as a performer, is monumental in every way as Ma Rainey. It feels more like a play and less like a film every time she is off-screen. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
B- 96% Sound of Metal (2020) Darius Marder's directorial debut is a little loose around the edges, but the vision is intact even if the emotion, alluded to in the trailer, isn't always present. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
A- 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Glenn Close transcends a career of stellar work with a performance for the ages. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
C 67% Ammonite (2020) Francis Lee's second feature Ammonite doesn't occupy the same intensity found in God's Own Country. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
B 82% Let Him Go (2020) Let Him Go is a tense drama leaning heavily in the direction of a thriller with sharp performances from Lane and Manville. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
C- 56% Come Play (2020) Play at your own risk - of boredom - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
C+ 39% Rebecca (2020) Bolstered by modern technology and glamorous locations isn't enough reason to warrant remaking the 1941 best picture winner. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
C+ 46% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) Woody Allen's troubled 'Rainy Day' is trite and familiar. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
B 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Aaron Sorkin revives the art of riveting courtroom drama with The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
C- 28% Antebellum (2020) Antebellum is a gimmick flick, that despite a passionate performance by Monae, misses a real opportunity. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
B- 68% The Glorias (2020) Vikander's grounded performance, risky artistic creative choices and a scene-stealing Bette Midler elevate The Glorias beyond just another biopic. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
C+ 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Chemistry between Viswanathan & Montgomery is the selling point for a film that isn't as witty or creative as it thinks it is. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
B- 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Colette gives another Oscar-worthy performance in Charlie Kaufman's bizarre new psychological horror film. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
C 48% Unhinged (2020) The script carelessly relies on scenes that are both unreasonable and unrealistic, eroding the movies already fragile credibility. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
C- 59% Tesla (2020) The irony of two consecutively boring films about some of the most creative minds in our history isn't lost on the viewer. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
B 89% Sputnik (2020) Retro Russian thriller Sputnik takes cinephiles back the era of less is more in the science-fiction genre, where performances reign over visual effects. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
C- 66% The Secret Garden (2020) This imperfect family film adaptation is problematic from casting, characterizations, upsetting subject matter and editing technicalities. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
A- 77% Summerland (2020) Summerland is a rare film full of well written narrative surprises that sneak up on the viewer emotionally. The kind of film you can't quickly shake off. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
C- 75% The Rental (2020) Dave Franco's directorial debut is a callous horror movie dud. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
C 30% Dirt Music (2019) The only enticing feature of Western Australian film Dirt Musicis the vivid landscape cinematography and setting, not the story or the performances. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
C+ 96% First Cow (2020) First Cow isn't a first choice film with wide appeal but it contains some smart choices and unique perspectives. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
C+ 92% The Outpost (2020) The Outpost reveals a career-changing performance from Caleb Landry Jones despite little cinematic creativity that starts to resemble a video game. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
C+ 39% Irresistible (2020) Jon Stewart's inconsequential political satire leans heavy on slapstick and less on the significant. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
C- 40% You Should Have Left (2020) The jump scares are cheap and never a moment of true danger or fear because Koepp's script doesn't take time to explore what the dreams who've come to life actually want. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
B- 70% 7500 (2020) 7500 is the most suspenseful film to be released so far during the stay-at-home era. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
C 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) Apatow's latest, like his previous, is overlong, leaning more towards obnoxious than compelling. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
C 87% Shirley (2020) Obtuse and erratic, Shirley an uncomfortable sit, but Moss's performance as the elusive writer is compelling. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
C+ 93% End of Sentence (2020) Basic film making almost supersedes this well acted road trip drama through Ireland. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
C 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) Greece a welcome escape from the couch, but the most lackluster in the series of Trips. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
B- 77% Military Wives (2020) Military Wives provides an unintentional glimmer of hope to our frayed, stay home, nerves. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
C+ 63% Hope Gap (2020) Hope Gap is slightly miscast and mis-focused, still managing to generate powerful feelings and discussion. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
C+ 75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Tammy's Always Dying has a conventional made-for-TV or Netflix feel counterbalancing Huffman's best performance since Transamerica. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
C 67% Extraction (2020) Netflix aims to extract bored stay at homers with latest mindless action flick. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
C+ 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Grungy, grim and sobering, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is effective in unintended ways, but a cringeworthy viewing experience. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
C+ 57% Resistance (2020) Resistance is a buffet sampling of many other WWII films, that doesn't figure out what type of movie it wants to be until the very end. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
C- 51% I Still Believe (2020) It's essentially another "Fault in Our Stars" story, only told this time through the religious filter. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020