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February 1, 2023

Charles Ealy

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

Film review: Real news and fake news battle it out in ‘A Thousand Cuts’

The new documentary “A Thousand Cuts” would be good to watch before the November elections in the United States, especially if you’re undecided. It details the rise to power of...

Film review: ‘The Fight’ lays out ACLU’s legal battle with Trump

The Trump administration has kept lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union busy. The group has filed more than 100 lawsuits over initiatives to roll back what the ACLU considers...

Film review: Frances Ferguson doesn’t care what you think

The character of Frances Ferguson seems quite timely these days. She’s not quite a Karen of the pandemic — the epitome of the entitled, self-centered person. But she certainly...

Film review: ‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets’ reveals some drunken truths

Brothers Bill and Turner Ross are two of the most inventive documentary filmmakers in the United States. Based in New Orleans, they’re know for such docs as 2012’s “Tchoupitoulas,”...

Film review: Helmut Newton documentary reveals his brilliance — and his perversity

The new documentary “Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful” explores the famous fashion photographer’s life through a series of interviews with the women he helped make famous. Some...

Film review: Deneuve reigns supreme as the icy star of ‘The Truth’

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth” opens in a sumptuous parlor, with a beleaguered entertainment journalist asking insipid questions of France’s biggest star, the aging Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve). Fabienne smokes...

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