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January 22, 2021

Charles Ealy

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

Film review: ‘Collective’ reveals the shocking details of a fire’s aftermath

“Collective,” a new documentary from Romania, has to be one of the most interesting and surprising films of 2020. Yes, the idea of a documentary might not sound especially...

‘In the Mood for Love’ is the highlight of a streaming Wong Kar-Wai festival

A virtual festival of the movies of the great Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai is available at the Austin Film Society’s website, and most of them are 4K restorations. The...

Austin Film Society names recipients of 2020 short film grants

The Austin Film Society announced Wednesday that 11 emerging Texas filmmakers will be getting its annual grant for short films. The society will be handing out $32,500 in cash...

Austin Film Society partners with Sundance as official satellite to screen 2021 film festival

Have you always wanted to attend the Sundance Film Festival but have never made it to Park City, Utah? If so, then good news: The Sundance festival will be...

Film review: Newly restored ‘Damnation’ is a great introduction to Hungarian director Bela Tarr

Bela Tarr’s 1988 cinematic stunner “Damnation” has been restored and is being made available for virtual screenings around the nation, including the Austin Film Society, starting Nov. 13. The...

Film review: New Horton Foote documentary gets to the heart of a writer

People who follow the Texas literary scene know that the late Horton Foote ranks among the best of the state’s writers. So it’s gratifying to report that a new...

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