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Charles Ealy

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

Film review: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ has the makings of an indie film hit

Cooper Raiff could be the new Woody Allen, if you strip away all of the awful stuff associated with Allen and his alleged inappropriate romantic involvements with younger girls. Raiff...

‘On Story,’ the PBS series based on the Austin Film Festival, kicks off 12th season

“Austin City Limits,” which is in its 47th season on PBS, ranks as the longest-running TV show from Central Texas. But “On Story,” the PBS series that explores screenwriting,...

Film review: ‘Benediction’ brings to life the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon

British director Terence Davies is considered to be legendary by some film critics, but he’s probably the least-known legend in movie history. His latest, “Benediction,” looks at the poetry and...

Film review: ‘Crimes of the Future’ is a body horror classic from Cronenberg

For those moviegoers looking for something completely different and bizarre, look no further than David Cronenberg’s latest, “Crimes of the Future.” It recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where...

Film review: The new ‘Top Gun’ will satisfy the masses

It doesn’t really matter what critics think about “Top Gun: Maverick.” It’s going to be a box-office success, even though it feels like a Reagan-era retread celebrating the U.S....

Film review: Two new docs take on the legacy or New Orleans music

Two new New Orleans music documentaries are opening in Austin in the next two weeks — “Take Me to the River: New Orleans” and “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans...

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