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 . 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. All my reviews can be found on Facebook  (Movie Reviews by Sam Staley, or @themovieswithsam) as well as on my personal blog (blog.srstaley.com). 


Also, 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