Charles Ealy

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

SXSW film review: ‘Angel Applicant’ is truly a work of art appreciation

Ken August Meyer is a remarkable filmmaker whose new documentary “Angel Applicant” is moving and illuminating. It’s his first film, and he knows that it may be his last. So...

SXSW film review: ‘Flamin’ Hot’ tells how an underdog Latino made it to the top

“Flamin’ Hot,” the story of the creation of the spicy Cheeto, is so full of hokum that you can’t help but roll your eyes. Then again, it’s the kind...

SXSW film review: ‘Who I Am Not” explores what it means to be neither male nor female

The new documentary "Who I Am Not" will probably fly under the radar at this year's South by Southwest Film and TV Festival. It doesn't have the glitz factor...

Film review: ‘Turn Every Page’ explores the relationship of writer and editor

“Turn Every Page” documents the race by Robert Caro and editor Robert Gottlieb to finish the fifth volume of what was once planned to be a three-volume biography of...

A look back at the year in movies

Movies made a comeback in 2022, after two years of pandemic suffering. The South by Southwest Film Festival kicked off its in-person event with one of the top movies...

Film review: ‘What Remains’ tests the limits of Christian forgiveness

“What Remains” isn't your everyday mainstream film festival offering. It’s a well-acted, well-scripted, well-directed film that is earnestly Christian. Nathan Scoggins, whose previous films include “The Least of These” and...