Gordon and the Whale

Gordon and the Whale is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chase Whale, Don R. Lewis
Rating Title/Year Author
Peep World (2010) Chase Whale PEEP WORLD plays out like a 90 minute episode of your favorite sitcom EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2013
Louder Than a Bomb (2010) Chase Whale LOUDER THAN A BOMB is an explosive look at capturing your dreams. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2013
Going the Distance (2010) Chase Whale If you've ever had an awkward sexual moment in your life (admit it, you have), this is the movie for you. If you've ever believed there can't be love without the comedy, this is the movie for you. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2013
CXL (2012) Chase Whale Is CXL a love story? Is it a coming-of-age tale? It's unclear, but one thing's certain: Gillane and his writing partners, Theo Miller and Katherine Bruens, have the courage make an unconventional-yet-engaging film on a very small budget. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Rubber (2010) Chase Whale The greatest meta movie about a killer tire ever made. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Win Win (2011) Chase Whale WIN WIN makes Tom McCarthy three-for-three. Grabbing the affection from the audience is what he wants, and dear reader, he can't lose. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Fubar 2 (2010) Chase Whale The FUBAR films are an experiment - can two knuckleheads really get by doing nothing but partying and drinking beer? And is it believable? You bet it is. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Rabbit Hole (2010) Chase Whale In a tale of tragic loss, unexpected friendships, and finding happiness in whatever that may be, RABBIT HOLE scores big. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Oddsac (2010) Chase Whale After walking out of ODDSAC's world premiere, here are some of the notes I jotted down: "Will make Tim Burton proud," "Distorted," "Mind-fuck," and "Marshmallow." EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Trash Humpers (2009) Chase Whale Congratulations Harmony, you've just made the weirdest movie ever. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) Chase Whale This delicious documentary did teach me about one of Joan's most important assets, and that's her dirty, dirty mouth. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Let Me In (2010) Chase Whale This is one of the best films of its kind in the recent years. It's not better than the original, but that's not what Matt Reeves set out to do - the man wanted to make a solid film and he did just that. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Attenberg (2010) Chase Whale After walking out of ATTENBERG, I couldn't decide if I really hated it, or really loved it. I still can't decide. ATTENBERG stretches the arthouse genre to "WTF!?" EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Ceremony (2010) Chase Whale Winkler is a titan at balancing comedy and drama. And Angarano is hilarious as our as our lead, channelling a young Vince Vaughn: the out of place winks, the full confidence in situations he has no way of gaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Jack Goes Boating (2010) Chase Whale JACK GOES BOATING is a poignant story about how love can be (often at the same time) awkward, funny, and important. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
The Kids Are All Right (2010) Chase Whale We're shown real life problems in a fictional story that gives us real life solutions. Bravo Lisa, your film is more than all right. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Blue Valentine (2010) Chase Whale Cianfrance dives deeply into the happiness and heartache a damaged relationship can give you and has created a story that understands how real life romance actually works. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Holy Rollers (2010) Chase Whale The one and only problem I had with HOLY ROLLERS was the pacing. I found myself getting slightly bored and at times, looking at my watch. I'm sure it's not easy to mesh Orthodox Judaism and Ecstasy, but Asch did a pretty good job. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Kill the Irishman (2011) Chase Whale KILL THE IRISHMAN should be appreciated as an important look at the way Greene affected the mob and crimes back in the late 70s. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
The Visitor (2007) Chase Whale THE VISITOR begs the question, "Is too late to try something new?" If your like the rest of the world, you want the answer to be "Never." THE VISITOR answers that in one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking ways you'll ever see. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
The Girlfriend Experience (2008) Chase Whale The tagline sleazily states: "See it with someone you fuck," when, in fact, you should just fuck someone you fuck. This is one experience you'll want to miss out on. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Chase Whale Spike Jonze adapted a book with less than 200 words into a 90-minute feature and it's simply wonderful. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Animal Kingdom (2010) Chase Whale Ben Mendelsohn steals the show. This man portrayed the most subtle creep I've seen on film in years. Animal Kingdom is a must see. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Jackass 3 (2010) Chase Whale JACKASS 3D isn't just about the pranks and crude humor - it's a celebration that connected all of them and changed their lives ten years ago, when Jackass first aired on MTV. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Somewhere (2010) Chase Whale Even with its irritating ending, there's something so relatable about Marco that makes the story go, well, somewhere EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Submarine (2010) Chase Whale SUBMARINE is a story about growing up all while not wanting to get older. It's what HAROLD & MAUDE would have been if they had met in high school. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Pincus (2012) Chase Whale PINCUS is a deeply moving film that you should not ignore. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2013
Only God Forgives (2013) Chase Whale The most fartistic movie of the year. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2013
F Dunston Checks In (1996) Chase Whale Dunston does not, in fact, check in. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2013
A+ Melancholia (2011) Chase Whale Melancholia is not about the end of the world, but the end of a feeling: happiness. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2013
Nighthawks (1981) Chase Whale Stallone dresses in drag for his first onscreen appearance as a cop. This is one reel bad dude. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2013
Kaboom (2010) Chase Whale After walking out of KABOOM, I wanted to take a nice, hot shower to wash myself of this filthy film, but holy hell I had a blast. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
D Scream 4 (2011) Chase Whale Everybody is still a suspect and everybody is still a victim, but narrowing down our Ghostface has become easier than ever. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
A+ Drive (2011) Chase Whale Something under the hood of Drive captured my heart; director Nicolas Winding Refn has admirably crafted a fine piece of retro-noir cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
A+ Take Shelter (2011) Chase Whale I could watch Michael Shannon stare at a wall for 90 minutes and still be captivated. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
B+ Bellflower (2011) Chase Whale Bellflower is a visual spectacle of independent cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
F The Ward (2010) Chase Whale John Carpenter has made his first unintentional comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
4.5/5 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011) Chase Whale While it's uncertain if A Tribe Called Quest will ever get back together and play again, it's quite certain fans will love and appreciate BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST as their final encore. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012