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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: ‘Up from the Streets’ tells the backstory of New Orleans music magic

It’s hard to describe “Up from the Streets,” a comprehensive music documentary about New Orleans and music. Directed by Michael Murphy, it has incredible interviews with musicians who are...

Film review: Seven new shorts from France show us the future of art film

While Hollywood has reigned supreme in making money off of movies, France has always been the heart of cinematic art. So it’s wonderful to be able to see “New French...

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...

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