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Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) It's unusual for a quiet, mature movie to open as the summer blockbuster season gets under way. But Paris Can Wait might be a welcome respite for older moviegoers -- and even discerning younger ones.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
B+ 80% Colossal (2017) Let's just say that this is one of the most unusual, imaginative tales to come along in quite some time.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
No Score Yet The Honor Farm (2017) What a cool idea for a movie: Tell a story that subverts every aspect of the horror genre, not in a satirical way but in a sweet and very mushroom-trippy way.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
43% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) Melissa Leo delivers a powerhouse performance as the Austin atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair in director Tommy O'Haver's The Most Hated Woman in America.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
B+ 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) The movie climaxes with a party that can be described as nuts. And it's best not to say too much about it here. But it's one of the most unusual, awkward scenes you'll ever see on the big screen. It's not to be missed.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
B+ 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Dutch-born writer/director Michael Dudok de Wit has a distinct minimalist sensibility that shines throughout his first feature-length animated film, The Red Turtle.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
B+ 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The last act is a classic.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
22% Marguerite & Julien (Marguerite et Julien) (2016) It's just downright odd and doesn't work.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
12% The Sea of Trees (2016) It's sappy, and in no way original. ‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) It's self-indulgent claptrap about a failed romance and marriage.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
75% Chronic (2016) It's powerful. It's also depressing, with a rather big twist.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
A- 100% Transpecos (2016) The beginning of Austin director Greg Kwedar's debut feature, Transpecos, is a stunner.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 97% Hell or High Water (2016) British director David Mackenzie knows how to deliver a rip-roaring crime thriller, and he has an ear for West Texas idioms, too.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
C 71% Café Society (2016) It'll attract the Allen faithful, but not many more. And if Allen keeps making movies like this, his audience will continue to dwindle.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B+ 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) The dialogue is crisp, and the performances are excellent, even from the little kids.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
B 74% The BFG (2016) The movie, which is bound to be one of the summer's biggest hits, is filled with spectacular visual effects and nice messages for families and children.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
B- 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Despite all the obvious provocations, The Neon Demon is actually masterful in its madness.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 92% The Nice Guys (2016) When it comes to buddy/action comedies, director and screenwriter Shane Black knows what he's doing.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
A- 98% Love & Friendship (2016) It would be easy to make a movie that condemns Lady Susan, but it's much more fun to watch her succeed, especially when Stillman surrounds her with people far from her intellectual equal.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
B+ 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) Elvis & Nixon is bizarre, but in a good way.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
83% Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016) The satire is well-balanced and, more often than not, the jokes go over like gangbusters. With its humorous cultural lens, this movie should be a career-changing moment for Jobrani.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
A- 52% Demolition (2016) Gyllenhaal is bound to get the most attention for Demolition, as he should. It's one of his best roles.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
B- 88% The Invitation (2016) Much of the movie's success lies with the performance of Marshall-Green, who looks -- and acts -- very much like Tom Hardy.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
B 20% I Saw the Light (2016) Hiddleston makes up for whatever narrative failings the overall movie has. He's fantastic -- a blast from the past reminding us of music greatness.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
B 97% Krisha (2016) This is no average tale about awkward homecomings. Fairchild is an extraordinary-yet-relatively-unknown actress. And Shults manages to let her character's story come out with shocking clarity and maximum emotional impact.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
B 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Malick is undoubtedly one of America's most talented directors. His admirers will find much to like here. His detractors won't. You probably know who you are.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
B 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) [Field gives] a beautiful performance, and it's hard to imagine anyone else being able to pull off the role.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
100% Trapped (2016) It's an interesting analysis.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
A- 74% Youth (2015) In short, the movie is a masterpiece, with Fellini-esque visions emerging throughout, perfectly captured by cinematographer Luca Bigazzi.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
B 61% Legend (2015) Helgeland is trying something that far too many directors don't do these days: He's offering a devastating critique of violence.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
A- 97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn should please crowds of all ages and tastes. It's quality filmmaking.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
B+ 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) Labyrinth of Lies manages to make all of this compelling by focusing on Radmann's personal crises during the investigation, especially the realization that his revered father was a member of the National Socialist regime.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
C 79% Tales of Halloween (2015) The new horror anthology Tales of Halloween starts and ends well, but the middle is a muddle.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
D 34% Knock Knock (2015) How does one begin to describe the banality of Knock Knock?‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
92% Demon (2016) I highly recommend it.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
B 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) The heart of the documentary centers on alleged physical abuse of church members, with some of them being placed in a facility known as "the hole" and made to participate in humiliating disciplinary games.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
C 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) There's no doubt that many horror fans will delight in this artfully shot movie, thanks to cinematographer Martin Gschlacht. But some will be confused as to what's really happening until the third act.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
A- 92% Grandma (2015) [Grandma] plays to [Tomlin's] wry humor, her frustrations with the silliness and unfairness of life and her refusal to "play nice" simply to get along‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
C 61% Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) While it's not offensively violent, it's full of sexist jokes. And while many viewers will be able to relate to jabs at bottom-feeding companies, they'll probably wonder how such a lackluster script ever became a movie.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
B+ 89% The Lobster (2016) It's a wondrously silly premise, and one that Lanthimos executes with rigorous illogic and immaculate formal control.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
B+ 43% American Ultra (2015) No, American Ultra isn't realistic. But it's crazy fun, partly because Eisenberg is perfect as an anxiety-ridden stoner who turns into a hero.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
C+ 45% Irrational Man (2015) Even lesser Allen movies are better than a lot of what comes out of Hollywood. But make no mistake: This isn't Woody Allen at his best.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
B+ 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) Jimmy's Hall is a wonderful love story woven into a larger tale about Ireland's political troubles during the 1930s, with irresistible performances by Barry Ward and Simone Kirby.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
B 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) What happened to Sherlock Holmes in his old age? What did he do after retiring from being a detective? [Mr. Holmes] seeks to answer those questions -- with a big dash of humanism amid Sherlockian deductions. And it's far from elementary.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
B+ 89% The Tribe (2015) It's a whole other world. And it can be quite frightening and disturbing.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
A- 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) All three leading actors in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl are relatively new to the movie business. But you should be seeing a lot more of them in the coming years.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
B 83% Results (2015) The chemistry between Smulders and Pearce is undeniable. And the wry humor offered by Corrigan adds just enough of a twist to make the whole affair more interesting than the usual romantic comedy.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
80% The Assassin (2015) Some of the unspoiled landscapes are beautiful to behold. But Hou holds them and holds them and holds them.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) Like the best Pixar movies, Inside Out speaks to adults and their memories of growing up.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
42% Love (2015) The dialogue is lame. The sex scenes aren't that hot. And this kind of "Love" is a rather big bore.‐ Austin American-Statesman
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015