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- 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+ 66% 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 98% 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- 25% 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+ 96% 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- 92% 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- 76% 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+ 82% 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- 85% 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
C 82% The Truth (La vérité) (2019) If Koreeda masters one thing here, it's the iconic slow pacing of French cinema. The aeration of the story and script is a test of patience with no reward. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
B+ 100% Ordinary Love (2019) Neeson and Manville give two extraordinary performances in Ordinary Love. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
C+ 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Hawley ruins an already sensational true story by smoothing over bizarre facts and adding a narrative that doesn't do the story justice. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
D+ 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) A vapid and burdensome experience in spite of it's beauty. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
B 82% Just Mercy (2019) Just Mercy fails to cover any new ground but its powerful story of perseverance runs the gamut of emotions." - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
B- 61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton's Motherless Brooklyn is a step in the right direction for the actor turned director as he re-envisions a crime drama with 90s era cinematic appeal. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
D 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers embodies a trashy music video that stops periodically for some really bad dialogue and plotting. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
C- 83% Ema (2019) Larraín's erratic visual style here makes the comprehension of the story more abstract than it needs to be. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
B 86% Waves (2019) Waves is the strongest entry yet from Shults, executing a distinct vision with edgy technicality. Editor Isaac Hagy creates a vortex of no escape, quickly sucking us into this drama. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The Goldfinch relies too heavily on coincidence to tell its story instead of finding a way to adapt it more convincingly for the big screen. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B- 77% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi uses shock value and controversy to tell an ironically sweet story. It's up to each viewer to decide if the ends justify the means. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C+ 63% Harriet (2019) Good Intentions can't free Harriet from its confining, generic delivery. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
A- 68% Joker (2019) Attention to detail and creativity combined with a bit of madness and a fully realized lead performance make Joker one of the most creative endeavors of the year. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B- 42% The Laundromat (2019) Soderbergh and Streep turn an informational corruption scandal film into an entertaining romp. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C 88% Ford v Ferrari (2019) James Mangold's talky American racing film sputters off track and bores the audience in the process. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C 88% Bad Education (2019) Makowsky and Finley can't settle on a tone for Bad Education, sarcastic comedy or serious scandal film. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
B 99% Knives Out (2019) Johnson again infuses his love of cinema and the genre into his work. If nothing else, his clever screenplay showcases how much he enjoys one-way conversation with his audience. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
A- 86% The Aeronauts (2019) Aeronauts is a thrilling science-action adventure movie we never knew we needed! - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
B 97% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is a moving experience to watch as Shia LeBeouf finds catharsis by putting his own brutal past on the screen. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
C- 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Hanks limited screen time doing an impersonation isn't enough to save a film that's told from a lackluster point of view. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
B+ 83% Judy (2019) Zellweger's performance in Judy is the type of accomplishment that re-defines a career and time-stamps a year of great performances. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
B+ 98% Marriage Story (2019) Adam Driver delivers a stirring performance with raw emotion that towers over everything else this season. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 78% The Friend (2019) Just when you think you have had about as much cancer drama as you can stand, Gabriela Cowperthwaite's latest The Friend pivots to a different perspective. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C 83% How to Build a Girl (2019) Nothing new is built here, only borrowed from the success of Feldstein's other films where she plays similar characters. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B- 73% Blackbird (2019) Blackbird is infuriatingly familiar yet still manages to wear the viewer down to tears in the final act. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ 89% The Two Popes (2019) The Two Popes is a dueling conversation about humanity, a tango dance of convictions that resonates beyond religion. Oscar-worthy performances from Pryce & Hopkins. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C 91% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse pales in comparison to Eggers previous film The Witch, keeping his audience anticipating some climax than never arrives. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
B 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite likely works better as a discovery film or severely managed expectations rather than something that's guaranteed to blow audiences away. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
A- 96% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Copperfield is an invigorating bundle of joy that's also surprisingly witty and creative. The kind of movie you instantly want to see again and again. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
C 65% Human Capital (2019) Human Capital is a human interest drama without much interest. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
B- 83% True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Justin Kurzel's visual style and peculiar narrative choices (including subtle homoerotic moments) are greater than the sum of the film's parts. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
B+ 86% The Report (2019) The Report is dense and contemplative as it slowly builds to a tactile and thrilling conclusion with an award worthy performance from Bening. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
B 97% Clemency (2019) Woodard's subtle calculated performance combined with riveting moral dilemma give Clemency it's bite. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
C+ 95% The Climb (2019) Some creative camera work and dark humor isn't enough to sustain 97 solid minutes of engagement. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
D+ 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The difference between the potential of this sequel and the end result, is staggeringly disappointing. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
D+ 39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Every movie should have something to give it's audience, and there are no takeaways here. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
C- 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) There isn't an original sequence or sentence of dialogue in the entire movie. - Galveston Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
B- 44% After the Wedding (2019) Williams & Moore highlight a script that's overly contrived & severely unidentifiable. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
B- 86% The Nightingale (2019) Jennifer Kent continues pushing the cinematic envelope, with a disturbing look into a shameful history. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
B- 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) An endearing friendship, folk tale, that's so lite-hearted, it's also forgettable. - Texas Art & Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019