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- 89% The Assistant (2020) The Assistant is an emaciated film where the audience is required to infer much about the plot, knowledge about the subject matter is a prerequisite. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B 39% Downhill (2020) Faxon and Rash instinctively trim the Euro nuance so American audiences can absorb Ruben Östlund's compelling story through painful humor. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
C+ 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The overcompensation of how to fill two hours with just Harley Quinn stuff gets a bit desperate. Birds of Prey is eccentric, trivial entertainment for those crave that stuff. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
C 27% The Rhythm Section (2020) Different wig, same result. Blake Lively in another bland thriller. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
C 98% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) Inevitable comparisons to Roma will be unfair, but Mexico put The Chambermaid in that position by selecting it as their Oscar submission. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
B+ 97% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) One of the more provocative International Film submissions, Corpus Christi makes First Reformed look like a Disney movie. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
B- 88% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Beanpole is not what you expect from a Russian film, Balagov has curated something very unique and unsettling. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
B- 75% Out Stealing Horses (Ut og stjæle hester) (2019) Out Stealing Horses is a beautiful film to admire, but doesn't add up to a cohesive whole. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
C+ 73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen is a return to familiarity for Ritchie from casting, to violence and subject matter. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
B- 67% Troop Zero (2020) An inclusive family film where younger audiences are simultaneously inspired and entertained, while adults enjoy the sarcasm of Oscar winners Davis & Janney. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
D 20% Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace (2020) The most standardized cinematography, generic editing... Tyler Perry shot A Fall From Grace in five days and it shows. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
C- 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bad Boys For Life armed with endless rounds of action clichés and non-stop character stereotypes, relies heavily on explosive amounts nostalgia that only fans who have seen the originals multiple times will understand. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
B 84% Les Misérables (2020) Les Misérables stacks it's script with curiosity that leads to tension giving way to uncertainty and nervousness for the viewer. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
D+ 20% Like a Boss (2020) Like a Boss is what re-heating leftovers (i.e. Bridesmaids) too many times looks like. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
C+ 47% Underwater (2020) A compelling Stewart performance drowned out by filmmakers reliance on borrowing, instead of creating. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
C 39% The Song of Names (2019) Girard's musically infused WWII drama struggles with familiarity and a tedious middle act. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
B+ 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig hones her skills as a filmmaker on Little Women modernizing it ever so slightly for a new generation, never losing sight of Alcott's vision. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
B 93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) A powerful and resonate story about the dangers of consequences. Brazil's strong claim to one of the five international film nominations lies with the audience ability to be moved by the subject matter. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
D+ 20% Cats (2019) Cats is a head on collision between movie musicals and incompetent technology in which there are no survivors, only miles of morbid curiosity and rubbernecking. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Skywalker is expensive, general, family entertainment; galaxies away from original and inspiring. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B+ 89% 1917 (2020) Mendes and Deakins have engineered an astonishing war film that's equally as thrilling visually as it is narratively. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
B- 70% Bombshell (2019) Fragmented yet engaging, Bombshell boasts good performances in award worthy makeup. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
C- 92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdie Brothers have meticulously created one of the year's most intentionally irritating films. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
B 76% Richard Jewell (2019) A trifecta of standout performances make Eastwood's latest human interest story shine. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
C- 80% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick might be telling a different story about religion, war, and martyrdom, but his meandering method of stretching 10 minutes of plot to three hours is burdensome. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
B 95% Queen of Hearts (2019) Queen of Hearts is explicit, tragic and engrossing. Dyrholm's performance is not easily shaken. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
C 96% Atlantics (2019) Despite the ambitions of a first time filmmaker, Atlantics doesn't stand out among other international film submissions - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
B 89% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters is an unconventional horror film that effects 99% of all humans, you just don't know how or why until you see the film. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
C 51% 21 Bridges (2019) Solid action and suspense sequences leave little time on the back-end to explore more interesting and relevant topics about corruption and financial motivations. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
B- 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Filmmaker Elizabeth Banks delivers a pleasant surprise for a franchise reboot no one asked for. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
D+ 24% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is more ambitious educational classroom video than epic cinematic experience. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
C+ 63% The Good Liar (2019) McKellen and Mirren are everything you want, it's too bad the other elements don't share their energy. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
B- 58% Frankie (2019) While often misguided and poorly edited, Frankie still manages a meditative mood thanks to well written characters and beguiling location. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
C- 42% Midway (2019) A weak script and unconvincing visual effects sink Midway before it even gets ready for battle. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
C+ 46% Last Christmas (2019) Clarke's comedic appeal, Yeoh's scene stealing presence, Thompson's writing and Golding's charm are sacrificed for a trite plot device. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
D+ 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The Terminator franchise is a product of the 80's that should have lived and died there. No amount of technology can improve their scripts. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
C 96% The Irishman (2019) Two good performances and some technical wizardry doesn't warrant the films excessive running time and crippled pacing. The Irishman gives the audience very little to take with them or apply to their own lives. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
B+ 71% The King (2019) The visual allure of Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet's presence on film sustains the picture even when the editing does not. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
B- 70% The Kill Team (2019) The director's less equals more approach, allows Kill Team narrow focus despite having little new to offer in the way of military corruption. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
C 52% Black and Blue (2019) Harris is exceptional in a film that has zero interest in nuance or underlying themes, only action and suspense. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C- 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent Mistress of Evil proves itself another unnecessary sequel by abandoning the ideology and creativity that made the original quite surprising. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
C+ 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Not all the comedy works, but nearly every scene with Deutch, playing the dumb blond, allows everyone else their best material. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
B 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Murphy & Snipes dispense wildly entertaining performances in the years most foul-mouthed inspiring story-line. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
C- 26% Gemini Man (2019) Ang Lee's clone war flick Gemini Man plays more like a clone itself. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
B+ 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) When he's good, he's really good! Almodóvar's most personal is also one of his most profound. The more personal Pain and Glory gets, the more powerful it becomes for the viewer. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
B- 93% Monos (2019) Filmmaker Alejandro Landes is the real star of Colombia's foreign film submission despite casting two recognizable American actors. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
C- 74% The Death of Dick Long (2019) Dick Long isn't as shocking as it thinks it is, nor as funny when played outside fanboy communal experiences of niche film festivals and gatherings. Advancing forward simply on audiences frustrations, shouldn't be misconstrued as suspense. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
B+ 83% Official Secrets (2019) The story is fascinating on it's own but Knightley's performance and savvy editing makes Official Secrets better than expected. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
B- 84% Downton Abbey (2019) The achievement here is balancing a story for the fan of the show and entertaining those who have never seen a single episode. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
B 84% Ad Astra (2019) The more compelling aspects of Ad Astra are not always the obvious ones. An intimate space drama full of creativity and a grounded performance from Pitt keep the viewer quite engaged. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019