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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...