Author: SR Staley

SR Staley has one more than 11 literary awards for his fiction and nonfiction writing. He is on the full-time faculty of the College and Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University as well as a film critic and research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. His award-winning Pirate of Panther Bay series ( has won awards in historical fiction, mainstream & literary fiction, young adult fiction, and reached the finals in women's fiction. His most recent book is "The Beatles and Economics: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Making of a Cultural Revolution" due out in April 2020 (Routledge).

Dwarfism, little people, and St. Nic, Inc.

Little people, or people with dwarfism, figure prominently in the award winning action novel St. Nic, Inc. for an important reason.

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I Am Woman reminds us of the progress we’ve made

I Am Woman (2019) is the kind of movie that reminds us how far we’ve…

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Quick Links: Just Mercy, Brave New World, The Dawn Patrol (1938), Created Equal, and The Stand at Paxton County

Quick reviews of five dramas, Just Mercy, The Dawn Patrol, Brave New World, Created Equal, and The Stand at Paxton County

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Jackie Robison, 42, World War II, and the battle against racism

The movie 42 is about breaking the color barrier in more than baseball

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Lady Driver bolstered by wonder of dirt-track car racing

Streaming: Netflix I couldn’t help thinking that if NASCAR made movies like Lady Driver the…

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The Rhythm Section carried by strong performance from Blake Lively

Stephanie is on a quest to kill the terrorists that murdered her family – violently

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Ford V Ferrari speeds to the Oscars on the intensity of racing and its rivalries

Ford V Ferrari zooms into Academy Awards based on intense car racing and strong performances by Matt Damon and Christian Bale

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The Two Popes rises on Oscar Worthy performances

Oscar worthy performances invite audiences to grapple with God, spirituality, and temporal relevance

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Marriage Story wins with poignant realism and tight screenplay

Marriage Story is a poignant, grounded tale of a marriage in crisis and disintegration. Now…

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A Hidden Life is a majestic, artistically brilliant meditation on life, ethics, and spirituality

A Hidden Life is Incredibly moving drama about an Austrian conscientious objector during World War…

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