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May 21, 2022

Charles Ealy

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

Austin Film Society accepting filmmaker grant applications

The Austin Film Society has started accepting applications for its annual grants for emerging Texas filmmakers, and the deadline to make a proposal is June 8. Applications and guidelines for...

Film review: ‘Spaceship Earth’ takes us inside the strange world of Biosphere 2

“Spaceship Earth” begins in 1991, with eight people entering a giant biosphere and waving to the crowd that has gathered. We see clips from the nightly news shows about...

Film review: ‘Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint,’ from obscurity to major art world star

For decades, art historians have believed that Vasily Kandinsky created the first abstract painting in 1911. It’s true because the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the grand...

Film review: ‘Arkansas’ explores the lives of deadbeat drug dealers

Writer/director Clark Duke’s “Arkansas” takes viewers on a wild ride through the Razorback state, with drug deals gone bad and hapless, comedic losers who would make the Coen brothers...

Film review: ‘Beanpole’ tracks the lives of two Russian women after the shock of WWII

It’s hard to describe “Beanpole,” the second feature from Russian director Kantemir Balagov. After the movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, Balagov walked away with the...

Film review: “Planet of the Humans” takes on the environmental movement

“Planet of the Humans" was released recently for free on YouTube on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s expected to be available for free for...

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