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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."
Timely and sometimes controversial articles
Reviews for 2020 movie releases
Reviews for 2019 movie releases: (* Academy Award nominee)
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.
Wonder Woman 1984 gets lost in a meandering plot.