Texas Art & Film

Texas Art & Film 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
C- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Dustin Chase Maleficent Mistress of Evil proves itself another unnecessary sequel by abandoning the ideology and creativity that made the original quite surprising. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
C+ Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Dustin Chase Not all the comedy works, but nearly every scene with Deutch, playing the dumb blond, allows everyone else their best material. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
B+ Dolor y gloria (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
B- Monos (2019) Dustin Chase Filmmaker Alejandro Landes is the real star of Colombia's foreign film submission despite casting two recognizable American actors. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
C- The Death of Dick Long (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
B+ Official Secrets (2019) Dustin Chase The story is fascinating on it's own but Knightley's performance and savvy editing makes Official Secrets better than expected. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
B- Downton Abbey (2019) Dustin Chase The achievement here is balancing a story for the fan of the show and entertaining those who have never seen a single episode. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
B Ad Astra (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
C The Truth (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
B+ Ordinary Love (2019) Dustin Chase Neeson and Manville give two extraordinary performances in Ordinary Love. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
D+ Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Dustin Chase A vapid and burdensome experience in spite of it's beauty. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
B Just Mercy (2019) Dustin Chase Just Mercy fails to cover any new ground but its powerful story of perseverance runs the gamut of emotions." EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
B- Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
C- () Dustin Chase Larraín's erratic visual style here makes the comprehension of the story more abstract than it needs to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
B Waves (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C- The Goldfinch (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B- Jojo Rabbit (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C+ Harriet (2019) Dustin Chase Good Intentions can't free Harriet from its confining, generic delivery. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B- The Laundromat (2019) Dustin Chase Soderbergh and Streep turn an informational corruption scandal film into an entertaining romp. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C Ford v Ferrari (2019) Dustin Chase James Mangold's talky American racing film sputters off track and bores the audience in the process. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
C Bad Education (2019) Dustin Chase Makowsky and Finley can't settle on a tone for Bad Education, sarcastic comedy or serious scandal film. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B Knives Out (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
A- The Aeronauts (2019) Dustin Chase Aeronauts is a thrilling science-action adventure movie we never knew we needed! EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
B Honey Boy (2019) Dustin Chase Honey Boy is a moving experience to watch as Shia LeBeouf finds catharsis by putting his own brutal past on the screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 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+ Marriage Story (2019) Dustin Chase Adam Driver delivers a stirring performance with raw emotion that towers over everything else this season. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B The Friend (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
C How to Build a Girl (2019) Dustin Chase Nothing new is built here, only borrowed from the success of Feldstein's other films where she plays similar characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
B- () Dustin Chase Blackbird is infuriatingly familiar yet still manages to wear the viewer down to tears in the final act. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ The Two Popes (2019) Dustin Chase The Two Popes is a dueling conversation about humanity, a tango dance of convictions that resonates beyond religion. Oscar-worthy performances from Pryce & Hopkins. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
C The Lighthouse (2019) Dustin Chase The Lighthouse pales in comparison to Eggers previous film The Witch, keeping his audience anticipating some climax than never arrives. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 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
A- The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
C Human Capital (2019) Dustin Chase Human Capital is a human interest drama without much interest. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
B- () Dustin Chase Justin Kurzel's visual style and peculiar narrative choices (including subtle homoerotic moments) are greater than the sum of the film's parts. 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
B Clemency (2019) Dustin Chase Woodard's subtle calculated performance combined with riveting moral dilemma give Clemency it's bite. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
C+ The Climb (2017) Dustin Chase Some creative camera work and dark humor isn't enough to sustain 97 solid minutes of engagement. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
B- After the Wedding (2019) Dustin Chase Williams & Moore highlight a script that's overly contrived & severely unidentifiable. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
B- The Nightingale (2018) Dustin Chase Jennifer Kent continues pushing the cinematic envelope, with a disturbing look into a shameful history. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
B- The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Dustin Chase An endearing friendship, folk tale, that's so lite-hearted, it's also forgettable. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
C The Current War (2019) Dustin Chase The Current War is a botched screenplay with too many hands in the kitchen. One of TIFF 2017'a biggest duds. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
B- Good Boys (2019) Dustin Chase Good Boys lands laughs not because of crude humor, but the creativity in managing the naiveté behind everything these characters say and do. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
C- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Dustin Chase Unsure why it took five different writers to pen this many stereotypes and genre tropes into one of the year's most forgettable scary movies. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
C+ Brian Banks (2018) Dustin Chase A powerful and compelling human drama that is cinematically standardized and artistically sterile. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
B- Them That Follow (2019) Dustin Chase Oscar winner Colman stands out among controversial subject matter that struggles against weak execution. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
C+ Midsommar (2019) Dustin Chase Visually innovative and unequivocally curious, despite wholly disappointing. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
C Yesterday (2019) Dustin Chase Charming and unique turn stupid very quick. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
B- Ophelia (2018) Dustin Chase Ophelia is Game of Thrones lite for those needing a placeholder until Naomi Watts heads to Westeros. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
D+ Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Dustin Chase "Annabelle Comes Home" encounters the same problem as "The Curse of La Llorona." It's a film with a poorly written script and hollow characters with nothing interesting to say or offer. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019