Chase Whale
Los Angeles, California

In 2007, Chase Whale co-founded the little movie website that could, GordonandtheWhale.com (now defunct). Through GATW, he covered Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Comic-Con, along with junkets in London, Toronto, and other parts of the world. In 2009, NBC named him one of the 25 most interesting people in Dallas, along with Erykah Badu and Nolan Ryan. Later that year, The Wrap listed him among 30 Movie Insiders to Follow Right Now On Twitter. Before moving to LA, he was a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, and the Austin Film Critics Association.

AFI Fest 2012 Review: Amy Seimetz' Feature Debut SUN DON'T SHINE Haunts and Thrives

There's a small scene in Sun Don't Shine that keeps playing over in my head. A woman is telling a story about the time she was making a pizza and almost burned her house down. She mixed her prescribed... More »
  

Review: SMASHED Offers a Sobering Look at a Young Alcoholic

Young and in love, married couple Kate and Charlie Hannah like to get smashed. Like GG-Allin-meeting-your-Christian-parents smashed, someone is going to vomit and piss themselves at some point in the night. They spend their days in bars getting drunk and... More »
  

Review: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE Takes Us On A Pleasing Road of Self-Discovery

Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) is on a road to nowhere. She just dropped out of med school to work full time in hopes of getting her husband out of jail for being bad once (really nice of her, right?). Things really... More »
  

Review: BUTTER is a Sassy Movie That Spreads Charm and Laughs. And Butter.

Greed. Blackmail. Sex. Butter. Are you hooked yet? OK, read on and give this a chance.  Butter stars Jennifer Garner and Ty Burrell as Laura and Bob Pickler. They live in a small town in Iowa and are Small Town... More »
  

TIFF 2012 Review: SMASHED Faces the Awkward Side of Sobriety

Young and in love, married couple Kate and Charlie Hannah like to get smashed. Like GG-Allin-meeting-your-Christian-parents smashed, someone is going to vomit and piss themselves at some point in the night. They spend their days in bars getting drunk... More »
  

Comic-Con Day One Recap: "Male Pattern Badness"

Today marked the first time in four years that I have been back to Comic-Con. My first experience was very unpleasant - too many slow walking, smelly strangers, and I have the craziest claustrophobia. This phobia gets so overbearing at times that I... More »
  

LAFF 2012 Interview: The Wonderfully Weird Wayne White and BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING Director Neil Berkeley

A few days ago I was talking to BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING's director Neil Berkeley on Twitter about setting up an interview. I saw the film a few days ago and it's unquestionably one of the best of the fest.... More »
  

LAFF 2012 Interview: PINCUS Writer/Director David Fenster

I have a lot of respect for David Fenster. He made an excellent movie called PINCUS, about a slacker with heart who takes cares of his father with Parkinson's Disease. He got really up-close-and-personal for the film and cast... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Exclusive: First Character Posters for Alex Karpovsky's RED FLAG

I have to hand it to Alex Karpovsky. Every time I attend a film festival, he's either acting in a movie playing there, or has directed one. This guy is always working. His hard work has really paid off on... More »
  

Video Interview: THE RAID: REDEMPTION Writer/Director Gareth Evans

We have been quite loud about our love for Gareth Evan's second feature, The Raid: Redemption. That's because, well, this movie is just plain badass. Science doesn't lie! I haven't seen a film this adrenaline-fueled in a long time and... More »
  

Video Interview: THE RAID: REDEMPTION Composers Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese

As if The Raid: Redemption wasn't already cool enough when it got picked up by Sony Pictures Classics immediately after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Gareth Evans and company wrangled in musicians Mike Shinoda and Joseph... More »
  

Sundance 2012 Review: SMASHED is a Compelling Look at the Awkward Side of Facing Sobriety

Young and in love, married couple Kate and Charlie Hannah like to get smashed. Like GG-Allin-meeting-your-Christian-parents smashed, someone is going to vomit and piss themselves at some point in the night. They spend their days in bars getting drunk and... More »
  

Sundance 2012 Review: BONES BRIDAGE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY is a Riveting Look at the Six Misfits who Forever Changed the Skateboard Revolution

"We pioneered the way to make money at skateboarding." - Lance Mountain Before the 80's skateboard boom, the industry had hit another downward spiral so bad it had been coined the "Dark Ages." Zephyr, the world's biggest in-your-face skate... More »
  

Sundance 2012 Review: Quentin Dupieux's WRONG is Weird and Awesome

Writer / director / composer / editor / cinematographer / auteur / weirdo Quentin Dupieux is a guy who pulls the mat right out from under the Hollywood norm and takes bold and colorful chances. Last year, Dupieux created... More »
  

Sundance 2012 Interview: HELLION writer/director Kat Candler

Filmmaker Kat Candler is a goddamned rarity. Having been in the industry over 10 years now, she's constantly working on new projects, winning awards, and remains one of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met. I would put her... More »
  

Retrospective Interview: Jean-Claude Van Damme

There are three actors in this world who I will always have an adoration for, and Jean-Claude Van Damme happens to be one of them. Growing up, I was a scrawny kid who got his ass-kicked a lot and Van... More »
  
 
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