If the link is not live, I have review notes but have finalized it for publication. 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.
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: (* 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.
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