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 (syppublishing.com) 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).

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker provides satisfying bookend to the original saga

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a satisfying end to the blockbuster series even if the film does not rise to greatness.

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Clint Eastwood in top form with Richard Jewell movie

The debut of Clint Eastwood’s newest movie, Richard Jewell, has been marked by controversy. Ironically,…

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Knives Out mystery entertains with excellent acting and a complex plot

Knives Out is a funny, well produced, and entertaining mystery comedy. The movie succeeds, in…

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Despite Flaws Last Christmas entertains on strength of Emilia Clarke’s performance

Emilia Clarke lifts “Last Christmas” in an excellent example of her versatility as an actress

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Martin Scorsese ushers up another epic in The Irishman

Clocking in at over three hours, Martin Scorses ushers in another epic crime story.

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Terminator: Dark Fate adds humanity to a long-running franchise

Terminator Dark Fate will satisfy Terminator movie fans but also adds a layer of sophistication and dimension to the franchise’s characters.

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The Lighthouse mixes horror and psychology in time for the holidays

The Lighthouse is a spotlights top notch performances by Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson in this psychological horror film.

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Renee Zellweger stands out as Judy

Judy the biopic of the last year of Judy Garland’s life, moves on the strength…

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Dora the Explorer Makes an Entertaining Entrance onto the Big Screen

Boosted by an excellent performance by Isabella Moner as the title character, “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” is an entertaining mix of “Spy Kids” and Indiana Jones adventure and light comedy movies.

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Thoughts on dealing with post-violence emotional trauma

A post written in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings triggered a…

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