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December 8, 2021

Charles Ealy

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

Film review: ’Irresistible’ has some laughs — and some groaners

Jon Stewart’s new political satire, “Irresistible,” is an odd duck. It opens with tidbits from the 2016 presidential election results, showing the reaction of the top Democratic strategist named...

Film Review: ‘Ella Fitzgerald’ takes us into the jazzy world of one of the greats

Some people are just born with a gift. And that’s especially true when it comes to music. Ella Fitzgerald was such a person, and the new documentary, “Ella Fitzgerald: Just...

Film review: ‘My Darling Vivian’ sheds much-needed light on Johnny Cash’s first wife

In 2005’s “Walk the Line,” the first wife of Johnny Cash, Vivian Liberto, got short shrift, even though they were married for 13 years and had four daughters together. In...

Film review: ‘Shirley’ gets to the heart of themes in Shirley Jackson’s writing

Shirley,” the new film loosely based on the life of writer Shirley Jackson, starts off as if it’s going to be a riff on “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Shirley...

Film review: Nicole Beharie shines in Texas-made ‘Miss Juneteenth’

Actress Nicole Beharie first gained attention back in 2008 as the star of “American Violet,” a film based on the experiences of Regina Kelly, who was wrongly charged by...

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...

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