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
C 69% The Command (Kursk) (2019) Submarine thriller The Command takes cinematic aim at Russian arrogance with a rather banal retelling of a tragic story. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
D+ 23% Men in Black International (2019) Easily the worst entry in a franchise that should never have been a franchise in the first place. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
D+ 52% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Dead bodies come to life but the script and dry humor remain lifeless. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
B- 31% Shaft (2019) Shaft manages more laughs than most action comedies and it's funnier than it should be. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
A- 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The type of raw originality that can reinvigorate those starved for something purely creative and equally moving. Powerful beyond words. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
B 79% Late Night (2019) Emma Thompson's Miranda Priestly-like performance is what you'll buy a ticket to see, but Mindy Kaling's razor-sharp script is what gives you your money's worth. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
B+ 82% American Woman (2019) American Woman is brutally honest storytelling, Sienna Miller is devastatingly powerful. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
C 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Kinberg's focus on the rise and fall of Phoenix, to correct mistakes in The Last Stand, is admirable but he just trades Brett Ratner's mistakes for his own. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
B- 89% Rocketman (2019) Taron Egerton's transformation into Elton John is a sight to behold in a film bursting with creativity, and sequins. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
D- 90% The Souvenir (2019) One of 2019's most agonizing film experiences from the viewer standpoint. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
B 56% Ma (2019) Octavia Spencer is deviously unhinged in this wonderfully camp- calibrated suspense thriller. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
B 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper's directorial debut and Lady Gaga's cinematic debut hits a lot of great notes, but it's far from polished or perfect. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B+ 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is the creative, sassy, witty and entertaining teenage comedy we didn't realize we were missing. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C+ 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin too often toggles between 'oh that's different from the animated version' and 'please make it stop'. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 71% All Is True (2019) The passion behind Branagh's performance is ultimately what moves the audience to care about this blending of fiction and history. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C- 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3 might be the first non-stop action film that simultaneously manages to be boring due to its extensive repetitious nature. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
C+ 61% Trial by Fire (2019) The powerful story behind Trail By Fire almost outweighs it's cheap presentation. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
B- 51% Tolkien (2019) Will provoke a stronger reaction from Lord of the Rings fans than the average viewer. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
C 34% Poms (2019) Poms is unfortunately exactly what it looks like, repackaged senior comedy clichés. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
C 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) 'Cute' only works for so long when the plot is predictable in the way most children's movies are, non-stop destruction and chaos then everything is perfectly fine by the end. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
C+ 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Misguided narratively, with interesting performances, Extremely Wicked never finds sure footing or revelatory ground - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
C 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot unsuccessfully balances highlighting important social issues and making fun of them at the same time with two leads that are miscast. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
D- 31% The Intruder (2019) 'The Intruder' is repulsive, uninspired, trash cinema. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
C 89% Non-Fiction (2019) A sarcastic comedic riot for intellectual European film circles but probably won't sustain the typical American's short attention span. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
A- 82% Ben is Back (2018) Oscar-worthy performances from Roberts and Hedges only add to the devastating power of Ben is Back. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) The film is more interested in hitting the plot points mostly derived out of location, than giving the audience a real sense of who these men were. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) On the Basis of Sex brings history to the screen but falters when engaging the audience. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
D+ 40% The Upside (2019) For much of the film, Hart seems to be preforming in a different film altogether than the rest of the cast. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ 74% Destroyer (2018) A nearly unrecognizable Kidman challenges herself in new territory but the film fails her efforts. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- 37% Glass (2019) Glass is a lackluster money grab for all involved. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Compared to other foreign films from around the globe, Cold War is alienating and uninviting despite speaking in the universal language of love. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- 22% Miss Bala (2019) Hardwicke who usually gets behind films of substance or at least zeitgeist feels more like a director for hire here than on any other project in her career. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ 86% A Twelve-Year Night (La noche de 12 años) (2018) An endurance test of a film but with a powerful conclusion. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
F 75% Cocote (2018) A documentary-style approach to the editing, combined with the roller coaster aspect ratio changes makes the full-screen moments look and feel like found footage - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
D+ 92% High Flying Bird (2019) High Flying Bird is neither exceptionally cinematic nor is it exceptionally entertaining. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C 45% What Men Want (2019) Running at two hours, it overstays its welcome in favor of unnecessary subplots. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C- 38% Donnybrook (2019) A repulsive story of drugs and street-fighting that wallows in violence more than suspense. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
B 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic takes a alternate look at the romantic comedy genre, unveiling an important message for it's dedicated fans. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
B- 89% Arctic (2019) The immersive structure of this film becomes its salvation. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ 79% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away is an overlong epic drama that's full of excess instead of necessity. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
B- 79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) There will always be those that find foreign films less than appealing, but the Iranian filmmaker employs riveting techniques to sustain interest in his two-hour mystery. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) It's a well catered film for the bleak February market, where anything mildly substantial this time of year will appear better than the low budget horror films and lazy sequels - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
B 60% Greta (2019) Greta is the first must see film of 2019, a welcome unpredictable thrill ride of madness - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ 41% The Wedding Guest (2019) Patel works harder to hide his sex appeal in The Wedding Guest than the director does to make it an enticing film. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C 46% The Kid (2019) The Kid follows an unusual narrative structure, lollygagging from one setting to another, and taking far too long to make its point. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ 78% Captain Marvel (2019) The backstory segments, which eat up the first third, are arduous, challenging your patience and viewer endurance. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
B+ 92% Giant Little Ones (2019) One of the most creative coming-of-age stories this year, sailing into uncharted territories around gender, society, and sexuality. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier looks and feels like a Stallone/Schwarzenegger film resurrected from the'90s. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
B- 95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) There is a lot for the viewer to process when you dig deeper into this material about what's truly important to us as individuals, preservation or progress. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
D+ 46% Captive State (2019) A small budget movie trying to tell a large scale post-apocalyptic story that's beyond the filmmakers budget and capabilities. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019