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+ The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Dustin Chase Chemistry between Viswanathan & Montgomery is the selling point for a film that isn't as witty or creative as it thinks it is. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
B- I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Dustin Chase Colette gives another Oscar-worthy performance in Charlie Kaufman's bizarre new psychological horror film. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
C Unhinged (2020) Dustin Chase The script carelessly relies on scenes that are both unreasonable and unrealistic, eroding the movies already fragile credibility. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
C- Tesla (2020) Dustin Chase The irony of two consecutively boring films about some of the most creative minds in our history isn't lost on the viewer. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
B Sputnik (2020) Dustin Chase Retro Russian thriller Sputnik takes cinephiles back the era of less is more in the science-fiction genre, where performances reign over visual effects. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
C- The Secret Garden (2020) Dustin Chase This imperfect family film adaptation is problematic from casting, characterizations, upsetting subject matter and editing technicalities. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
A- Summerland (2020) Dustin Chase Summerland is a rare film full of well written narrative surprises that sneak up on the viewer emotionally. The kind of film you can't quickly shake off. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2020
C- The Rental (2020) Dustin Chase Dave Franco's directorial debut is a callous horror movie dud. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
C Dirt Music (2019) Dustin Chase The only enticing feature of Western Australian film Dirt Musicis the vivid landscape cinematography and setting, not the story or the performances. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
C+ First Cow (2019) Dustin Chase First Cow isn't a first choice film with wide appeal but it contains some smart choices and unique perspectives. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
C+ The Outpost (2020) Dustin Chase The Outpost reveals a career-changing performance from Caleb Landry Jones despite little cinematic creativity that starts to resemble a video game. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
C+ Irresistible (2020) Dustin Chase Jon Stewart's inconsequential political satire leans heavy on slapstick and less on the significant. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
C- You Should Have Left (2020) Dustin Chase The jump scares are cheap and never a moment of true danger or fear because Koepp's script doesn't take time to explore what the dreams who've come to life actually want. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
C The King of Staten Island (2020) Dustin Chase Apatow's latest, like his previous, is overlong, leaning more towards obnoxious than compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2020
C+ End of Sentence (2019) Dustin Chase Basic film making almost supersedes this well acted road trip drama through Ireland. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2020
C The Trip to Greece (2020) Dustin Chase Greece a welcome escape from the couch, but the most lackluster in the series of Trips. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
B- Military Wives (2019) Dustin Chase Military Wives provides an unintentional glimmer of hope to our frayed, stay home, nerves. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2020
C+ Hope Gap (2019) Dustin Chase Hope Gap is slightly miscast and mis-focused, still managing to generate powerful feelings and discussion. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2020
C Extraction (2020) Dustin Chase Netflix aims to extract bored stay at homers with latest mindless action flick. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2020
C+ Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Dustin Chase Grungy, grim and sobering, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is effective in unintended ways, but a cringeworthy viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2020
C- I Still Believe (2020) Dustin Chase It's essentially another "Fault in Our Stars" story, only told this time through the religious filter. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
B- The Way Back (2020) Dustin Chase Director Gavin O'Conner and Affleck work hard to keep The Way Back from general basketball and alcoholic stereotypes, it only barely pays off. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
C EMMA. (2020) Dustin Chase Emma tries to get by on just it's looks (production design), but looks aren't everything. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
C- The Assistant (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
C+ Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
C The Chambermaid (2018) Dustin Chase Inevitable comparisons to Roma will be unfair, but Mexico put The Chambermaid in that position by selecting it as their Oscar submission. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
B+ Corpus Christi (2019) Dustin Chase One of the more provocative International Film submissions, Corpus Christi makes First Reformed look like a Disney movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
B- Beanpole (2019) Dustin Chase Beanpole is not what you expect from a Russian film, Balagov has curated something very unique and unsettling. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
B- Out Stealing Horses (2019) Dustin Chase Out Stealing Horses is a beautiful film to admire, but doesn't add up to a cohesive whole. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
C+ The Gentlemen (2020) Dustin Chase The Gentlemen is a return to familiarity for Ritchie from casting, to violence and subject matter. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
D Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace (2020) Dustin Chase The most standardized cinematography, generic editing... Tyler Perry shot A Fall From Grace in five days and it shows. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
C- Bad Boys for Life (2020) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
B Les misérables (2019) Dustin Chase Les Misérables stacks it's script with curiosity that leads to tension giving way to uncertainty and nervousness for the viewer. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
D+ Like a Boss (2020) Dustin Chase Like a Boss is what re-heating leftovers (i.e. Bridesmaids) too many times looks like. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
C+ Underwater (2020) Dustin Chase A compelling Stewart performance drowned out by filmmakers reliance on borrowing, instead of creating. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
C The Song of Names (2019) Dustin Chase Girard's musically infused WWII drama struggles with familiarity and a tedious middle act. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
B Invisible Life (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
D+ Cats (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
B+ 1917 (2019) Dustin Chase Mendes and Deakins have engineered an astonishing war film that's equally as thrilling visually as it is narratively. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
B- Bombshell (2019) Dustin Chase Fragmented yet engaging, Bombshell boasts good performances in award worthy makeup. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2019
C- Uncut Gems (2019) Dustin Chase The Safdie Brothers have meticulously created one of the year's most intentionally irritating films. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
C- A Hidden Life (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
B Queen of Hearts (2019) Dustin Chase Queen of Hearts is explicit, tragic and engrossing. Dyrholm's performance is not easily shaken. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
C Atlantics (2019) Dustin Chase Despite the ambitions of a first time filmmaker, Atlantics doesn't stand out among other international film submissions EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
C 21 Bridges (2019) Dustin Chase Solid action and suspense sequences leave little time on the back-end to explore more interesting and relevant topics about corruption and financial motivations. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
B- Charlie's Angels (2019) Dustin Chase Filmmaker Elizabeth Banks delivers a pleasant surprise for a franchise reboot no one asked for. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
D+ The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) Dustin Chase The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is more ambitious educational classroom video than epic cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
C+ The Good Liar (2019) Dustin Chase McKellen and Mirren are everything you want, it's too bad the other elements don't share their energy. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
B- Frankie (2019) Dustin Chase While often misguided and poorly edited, Frankie still manages a meditative mood thanks to well written characters and beguiling location. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
D+ Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Dustin Chase 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019