Current Movie Reviews

Movies Released in 2019

 Generally, movies I have seen and intend to review are on this list, with links to live reviews.  If the link is not live, I intend to review it but have not finalized it.  If you have a question about a specific movie, feel free to email me with a question at sam@srstaley.com or samuelrstaley@aol.com. 


My movie reviews include an approximate word count . For reference, movie reviews in newspapers typically run about 300-400 words. I have three platforms for publishing my reviews: the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, where long reviews and analysis typically run;  Facebook  (Movie Reviews by Sam Staley, or @themovieswithsam), and on my personal blog (blog.srstaley.com).  Facebook is typically the most timely. Also, follow me on twitter @samrstaley


Don't forget to check out my book Contemporary Film and Economics (Routledge, 2018) and see why one film producer called it "subversively educational."

 

Reviews for 2019 movie releases:



For 2018 reviews click here.  

For a complete movie review archive click here. 


A movie may not be 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 or samuelrstaley@aol.com.  

Tarantino's new film is no love letter to Hollywood
Tarantino's new film is no love letter to Hollywood