Charles Ealy

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

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...

Film review: ‘The Wild Man’ puts a loving son in a tough spot

Austin native Riley Cusick directs and stars in the unusual tale

Austin Film Festival bounces back after pandemic

After two years of pandemic-related complications, the Austin Film Festival and Conference is back in full force this year — and in person — with a strong lineup of...

Film review: ‘Decision to Leave’ channels Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’

South Korean director Park Chan-wook channels Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” at the beginning of “Decision to Leave,” and it’s nothing short of thrilling. A detective, Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) is investigating...

Film review: ‘The Good Boss’ takes on capitalism with wry humor

Javier Bardem is one of the greatest actors of our time, whether he’s playing the psychopathic killer in Anton Chigger's “No Country for Old Men” or the Cuban poet...