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).

Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time offers up subtle satire of Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s black comedy “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is less love letter and more industry satire

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Wild Rose‘s performances tell poignant story of hope and personal responsibility

A Scottish girl working on the economic margins of Glasgow, Scotland wants to be a…

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Spider-Man: Far From Home puts the story back in Marvel superhero films

Spider-Man spun his web around movie theaters this weekend, and in all likelihood it’s going…

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MIB International entertains despite simple plot

Men In Black: International, or MIB International, doesn’t have many surprises although the movie somehow…

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Anna‘s stylish action elevates its story

Anna is the newest action movie by French auteur director Luc Besson and my full…

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Dark Phoenix character-driven story swamped by superhero fatigue

Dark Phoenix limped into the box offices over its first weekend and seems destined to…

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Bharat is a Bollywood story of tragedy, sacrifice, social justice, and personal growth

Bharat had a strong opening in India and has emerged as one of Bollywood’s highest…

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Aladdin is pleasant, summer diversion

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is good solid fare for young ones, but alas does…

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Authentic India’s Most Wanted falters as action movie

The decision on whether to formally review India’s Most Wanted, a Bollywood produced “action” movie,…

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Rocketman soars with fantasy and authenticity

“Rocketman,” the musical-fantasy-biopic of British pop music virtuoso Elton John, is a remarkable achievement in…

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