October 16, 2021

Charles Ealy

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

Book review: ‘Cult of Glory’ corrects the record about the Texas Rangers

When Walter Prescott Webb’s “The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense” was published in 1935, J. Frank Dobie called the history “the beginning, middle, and end of the...

Film review: Quiet revelations make ‘Driveways’ special

“Driveways” has to be one of the most quietly moving films of the year, full of special moments that are reminiscent of “To Kill a Mockingbrird,” but without that...

Film review: ‘Fourteen’ focuses on a friendship that starts to fade

Director Dan Sallitt is known for his micro-budget independent films, and his fourth is being streamed this summer after making the festival circuit in 2019. It’s titled “Fourteen,” and...

Film review: Dafoe takes us inside the private life of director Ferrara in ‘Tommaso’

Bad-boy director and noted addict Abel Ferrara has tried to stay sober for the past few years, puttering around in his apartment in Rome while making a few documentaries....

Want to support Texas films during the pandemic? Austin Film Society offers an option

The Austin Film Society is taking steps to help Texas filmmakers during the coronavirus pandemic, and you can help, too. The non-profit organization announced today that it is streaming what...

Film review: ‘Nothin’ No Better’ takes us into the heart of the Mississippi Delta

“Nothin’ No Better,” the new documentary about Rosedale, Mississippi, is full of subtlety. There’s no narration, just a conglomeration of residents of the Delta town, both white and black, going...

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