June 21, 2021

Charles Ealy

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

SXSW film review: Guy Clark documentary tells story through his wife’s eyes

The documentary “Without Getting Killed or Caught” takes a most unusual approach to telling the story of folks singer/songwriter Guy Clark.

SXSW film review: ‘Through the Plexi-Glass: The Last Days of the San Jose’ takes a warts-and-all look at a once-sleazy Austin motel

When Liz Lambert bought the San Jose Motel on Austin's South Congress Avenue in 1995, she planned to get a bank loan for renovations. But the renovation loan stalled,...

Film review: Rarely seen “F.T.A.” documentary gets a re-release

Starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland and directed by Francine Parker, the controversial 1972 documentary "F.T.A." about an anti-Vietnam War road show for GI's, has now been fully restored.

Austin Film Society hosts virtual Middle East film series through March

The Austin Film Society is hosting a series of virtual screenings called the 'Children of Abraham/Ibrahim: Films of the Middle East and Beyond.' The films in the series, which is...

Violet Crown Cinema announces RSVP Cinema

The Violet Crown Cinema in downtown Austin will be reopening on a limited basis March 5, kicking off a program called RSVP Cinema. It’s the first phase of reopening since...

Film review: ‘Minari’ tugs at the heartstrings while celebrating the American dream

“Minari” is probably the most accessible subtitled film that you’ll ever watch. Although mostly in Korean, the film has a universal appeal. It’s about family. It’s about hard times....

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