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January 22, 2021

Charles Ealy

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

Film review: ‘Martin Eden’ offers a glorious epic tale, set in Italy

“Martin Eden,” the new movie from Italian director Pietro Marcello, is an epic tale in the grand tradition of 16mm cinema. It’s based on the novel by Jack London,...

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“Native Son,” the 1951 film version of the groundbreaking Richard Wright novel, never got a fair shake in the United States. Wright, who was a Communist Party activist before leaving...

Film review: ‘On the Rocks’ features the marvelous Bill Murray and a likable Rashida Jones

Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks” is a light-hearted romp that will probably make you smile — but with inevitable envy. Rashida Jones stars as Laura, a writer with writer’s block....

Film review: Steinem’s friendship with activists takes center stage in ‘The Glorias’

“The Glorias,” which tracks the life of feminist writer Gloria Steinem, isn’t you standard biographical movie. It covers eight decades in her life, with four different actors playing her...

Film review: China’s ‘Still Life’ is rarely seen but much-appreciated

Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke has never made it big in America. In a way, that’s understandable. He makes art films that focus on everyday Chinese citizens, many of whom are...

Film review: ‘Sibyl’ offers a very French take on a psychotherapist going off the rails

French director Justine Triet lets the craziness rip in “Sibyl,” a twisty tale of a psychotherapist who goes off the rails. Virginie Efira stars as Sibyl, and a quick description...

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