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 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 (Ut og stjæle hester) (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
C The Irishman (2019) Dustin Chase Two good performances and some technical wizardry doesn't warrant the films excessive running time and crippled pacing. The Irishman gives the audience very little to take with them or apply to their own lives. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
B- The Kill Team (2019) Dustin Chase The director's less equals more approach, allows Kill Team narrow focus despite having little new to offer in the way of military corruption. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
C Black and Blue (2019) Dustin Chase Harris is exceptional in a film that has zero interest in nuance or underlying themes, only action and suspense. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
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