Galveston Daily News

Galveston Daily News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dustin Chase
Rating Title/Year Author
B Pieces of a Woman (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
D Outside the Wire (2021) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
B+ Promising Young Woman (2020) Dustin Chase Mulligan does an exquisite balancing act in a script that's brilliant and necessary. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
B One Night in Miami (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
B News of the World (2020) Dustin Chase Hanks is once again playing the hero we admire and respect - nothing grand or earth-shattering, just his usual solid performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
C- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Dustin Chase It lacks creative inspiration and reverts to the lighter-fare comic book films instead of embracing darker, more serious subject matter. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
D- Fatale (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2020
C The Midnight Sky (2020) Dustin Chase Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat provides what little feeling the sterile film musters through his memorable score. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
B- Let Them All Talk (2020) Dustin Chase it's Candice Bergen who steals the film. Her character full of realistic Dallas stereotypes, equal parts hilarious and authentic. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
B- The Prom (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
B Wander Darkly (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
C I'm Your Woman (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
A Nomadland (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
C- Mank (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
C+ Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
B- Sound of Metal (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
A- Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Dustin Chase Glenn Close transcends a career of stellar work with a performance for the ages. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
C Ammonite (2020) Dustin Chase Francis Lee's second feature Ammonite doesn't occupy the same intensity found in God's Own Country. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
B Let Him Go (2020) Dustin Chase Let Him Go is a tense drama leaning heavily in the direction of a thriller with sharp performances from Lane and Manville. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
C- Come Play (2020) Dustin Chase Play at your own risk - of boredom EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
C+ Rebecca (2020) Dustin Chase Bolstered by modern technology and glamorous locations isn't enough reason to warrant remaking the 1941 best picture winner. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
C+ A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Dustin Chase Woody Allen's troubled 'Rainy Day' is trite and familiar. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
B The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Dustin Chase Aaron Sorkin revives the art of riveting courtroom drama with The Trial of the Chicago 7 EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
C- Antebellum (2020) Dustin Chase Antebellum is a gimmick flick, that despite a passionate performance by Monae, misses a real opportunity. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
B- The Glorias (2020) Dustin Chase Vikander's grounded performance, risky artistic creative choices and a scene-stealing Bette Midler elevate The Glorias beyond just another biopic. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
B- 7500 (2019) Dustin Chase 7500 is the most suspenseful film to be released so far during the stay-at-home era. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
C Shirley (2020) Dustin Chase Obtuse and erratic, Shirley an uncomfortable sit, but Moss's performance as the elusive writer is compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
C+ Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Dustin Chase Tammy's Always Dying has a conventional made-for-TV or Netflix feel counterbalancing Huffman's best performance since Transamerica. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
C+ Resistance (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
C Greed (2019) Dustin Chase Despite a handful of sarcastic digs, Greed isn't one of the better Coogan/Winterbottom collaborations. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
C- The Call of the Wild (2020) Dustin Chase Gone is the educational and social value of Jack London's story, supplemented instead with visual effects and bad narration. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
B Downhill (2020) Dustin Chase Faxon and Rash instinctively trim the Euro nuance so American audiences can absorb Ruben Östlund's compelling story through painful humor. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
C The Rhythm Section (2020) Dustin Chase Different wig, same result. Blake Lively in another bland thriller. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
B- Troop Zero (2019) Dustin Chase An inclusive family film where younger audiences are simultaneously inspired and entertained, while adults enjoy the sarcasm of Oscar winners Davis & Janney. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2020
B+ Little Women (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
C Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Dustin Chase Skywalker is expensive, general, family entertainment; galaxies away from original and inspiring. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
B Richard Jewell (2019) Dustin Chase A trifecta of standout performances make Eastwood's latest human interest story shine. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
B Dark Waters (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
C- Midway (2019) Dustin Chase A weak script and unconvincing visual effects sink Midway before it even gets ready for battle. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
C+ Last Christmas (2019) Dustin Chase Clarke's comedic appeal, Yeoh's scene stealing presence, Thompson's writing and Golding's charm are sacrificed for a trite plot device. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
B+ The King (2019) Dustin Chase The visual allure of Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet's presence on film sustains the picture even when the editing does not. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
B Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dustin Chase Murphy & Snipes dispense wildly entertaining performances in the years most foul-mouthed inspiring story-line. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
C- Gemini Man (2019) Dustin Chase Ang Lee's clone war flick Gemini Man plays more like a clone itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
C+ Lucy in the Sky (2019) Dustin Chase Hawley ruins an already sensational true story by smoothing over bizarre facts and adding a narrative that doesn't do the story justice. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
D Hustlers (2019) Dustin Chase Hustlers embodies a trashy music video that stops periodically for some really bad dialogue and plotting. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
A- Joker (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Dustin Chase Hanks limited screen time doing an impersonation isn't enough to save a film that's told from a lackluster point of view. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B+ Judy (2019) Dustin Chase Zellweger's performance in Judy is the type of accomplishment that re-defines a career and time-stamps a year of great performances. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B Parasite (2019) Dustin Chase Parasite likely works better as a discovery film or severely managed expectations rather than something that's guaranteed to blow audiences away. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
B The Report (2019) Dustin Chase The Report is dense and contemplative as it slowly builds to a tactile and thrilling conclusion with an award worthy performance from Bening. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019