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January 19, 2022

Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy is a former movies editor for The Dallas Morning News and Austin American-Statesman.

Film review: ‘Parallel Mothers’ ranks among Almodovar’s best

“Parallel Mothers” ranks near the top of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s filmography. It’s complicated, mature, revelatory and profound. It all starts, as many Almodovar films do, with the celebrated Spanish...

Film review: ‘Licorice Pizza’ stars weave a charming, riotous tale of young love

Newcomers Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman make “Licorice Pizza” a joy to watch. Haim, who plays a 20-something Alana Kane, has remarkable moments as she deals with the flirtatious overtures...

Film review: Coen takes a bold approach to filming ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

Starting with 1984’s “Blood Simple,” Joel Coen has often explored crime and the resulting comeuppance for those who connive and scheme and commit murder. As he has explained, the...

Film review: ‘Drive My Car’ takes viewer on a journey of self-discovery

If you’re adventurous enough to watch Japanese movies that are about three hours long, you will be rewarded by “Drive My Car.” It’s easily one of the best movies...

Film review: ‘Bad Luck Banging’ asks the question of what’s obscene

The Austin Film Society is known for its eclectic, sometimes avant-garde programming. “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” will rank right up there with the most eclectic. It’s from Romanian...

Film review: ‘The Hand of God’ is an achingly beautiful tale of youth

Paolo Sorrentino is arguably one of the world’s great directors, so it’s a special occasion when a new film of his is released. That’s most definitely the case with...

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