Current movie reviews

2018 & 2019

Note: Beginning in 2018, movie reviews include an approximate word count . Typical reviews in newspapers run about 300-400 words. My longer reviews (700+) typically appear as movie analysis published by the Independent Institute in Oakland, California.


*Signifies Academy Award nominee


2019



2018



Generally, movies that I have seen and intend to review are on this list, with links to live reviews.  A movie is not on this list for one of two reasons: I have not seen the movie, or the movie scored lower than an 8.5 on my rubric (roughly a B). 


Given the subjective nature of movies as an expression of art, and the fact negative reviews tend to prejudice the commercial success of a film more than positive ones, I generally do not post negative reviews. 


If you have a question about a movie, feel free to email me at Sam@srstaley.com

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