It was never going to take much rebooting to make an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved “Dune” better than its 1984 disappointment, helmed by David Lynch.
One of two Ridley Scott films this year, “The Last Duel” takes a big swing in its narrative structure. This is no spoiler, but the dueling knight/love triangle plot is told from three different perspectives, each a slightly different version of the truth.
All eyes are on Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond this weekend. In his fifth and final appearance as the iconic spy, “No Time to Die” closes out a trilogy of sorts that began with “Skyfall” (2012).
There are few actors that could captivate an audience for 90 minutes on screen by themselves, talking on the phone. The 2018 Danish film Den Skyldige (“The Guilty”) proved Jakob Cedergren to be one of those actors; Jake Gyllenhaal in the American remake is another.
By now you have seen the trailer, read my thoughts from the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and heard how “Dear Evan Hansen” has been dragged through the social media mud all before hitting theaters.
Daily News Film critic Dustin Chase rounds up the good, the bad, the ugly and the dismal from the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.
“I’m more dramatic than people like me to be,” Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain) says upon first meeting her future husband. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” isn’t short on dramatics; in fact, this story would seem like fiction if the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Bakker wasn’t so highly publicized in …
I got an opportunity to see Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase work behind the scenes at a private press screening for the film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”
During the final day attending the Toronto International Film Festival, Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase enjoys Jessica Chastain’s presence along with “Wildhood,” “Belfast” and “The Survivor.”
Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase reviews a wide range of films on Day 4, including “The Starling,” “Lakewood,” “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” and “The Humans.”
After waiting for the highly anticipated film “Dune,” Daily News film critic Dustin Chase reviews Timothee Chalamet’s performance along with “Jockey,” “Montana Story” and “The Guilty.”
As attendance picks up at 46th annual Toronto International Film Festival, so do the movies.
After a pandemic-complicated trek to get to Canada, Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase reviews “Memoria,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Mothering Sunday," which were screened on day one of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Watching Paul Schrader’s latest film is like sitting in an early ’90s medical center waiting room. While you wait, there isn’t much to occupy your time except to look at paintings, magazines or the outdated furniture.
Categorized as a “spiritual sequel” to the ‘90s-era horror franchise, Oscar winner Jordan Peele (“Get Out,” “Us”) puts his unique spin on this reboot that combines the old and new.
New horror thriller “The Night House” gets much right in the first two acts. The film’s use of location in upstate New York is beautifully isolated, the color palette of natural earth tones seen throughout the film demonstrates its attention to aesthetics.
Two new films opening this weekend are trying to get a jump on the upcoming 2021-2022 awards race. The first is “CODA,” debuting on Apple+ this weekend. The film, starring Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, took the Sundance Film Festival by storm back in January, winning virtually all top prizes a…
You might have heard that Amazon’s new film opened the Cannes Film Festival with a five-minute standing ovation. What you also should know is the Cannes audience is made up of international participants whose tastes rarely align with the mainstream.
Tom McCarthy’s latest film “Stillwater” is deceptively unique and layered, which is to be expected from the filmmaker who brought us “Spotlight” and “Win Win.”