June 21, 2021

Charles Ealy

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

Film review: Classic ‘Heartworn Highways’ gets a virtual release

“Heartworn Highways,” a remarkable documentary about the country music outlaws of Austin in the 1970s, is getting new life as it starts streaming again at the Violet Crown and ...

SXSW announces lineup for March film festival

The South by Southwest Film Festival announced its lineup for the its virtual online event on Wednesday, set for March 16 through 20. The festival will launch seven films at...

Sundance Diary, Day 4: ‘Jockey’ offers a touching story of dreams deferred

Texas-based filmmaking team took its latest movie, “Jockey,” to Sundance on Sunday, and it looks like they have a winner. Many movies at Sundance and other festivals are looking for...

Sundance Diary, Day 3: First-time director Rebecca Hall creates magic in ‘Passing’

British actress Rebecca Hall turns out to be the perfect first-time director for her adaptation of the Harlem Renaissance novel “Passing,” by Nella Larsen. The 1929 book deals with two...

Sundance Diary, Day 2: Heartwarming ‘CODA’ shines a spotlight on love and deafness

Festivals are great at bringing a variety of films together that offer drastically different but valuable ways of telling stories. On Day 2 of the Sundance Film Festival, “CODA”...

Sundance Diary, Day 1: ‘One for the Road’ takes us on a melodramatic ride

Many lovers of international films perk up when they hear the name Wong Kar Wai. So it was intriguing to hear that the acclaimed Hong Kong director was the...

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