Posts by Samuel R. Staley
Samuel R. Staley is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Managing Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center in the College of Social Sciences at Florida State University. He is a contributing author to the Independent books, Property Rights and Housing America.
Bohemian Rhapsody Shines When Queen Connects to Audiences


Bohemian Rhapsody just picked up two Golden Globe nominations, and its success is unlikely to stop there.

Crazy Rich Asians and an American in Singapore


Crazy Rich Asians is earning its box office through solid acting, a solid screenplay, and first rate cinematography in Singapore and other Asian locals.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Chronicles the Life of One of the Good Guys


A reminder of the fundamental goodness of human beings.

Mission: Impossible–Fallout and Deep State Redemption


Delivering what the people want: dazzling chase scenes and jaw-dropping stunts!

The Equalizer 2 Is More Than Just Another Vigilante Movie


With the pace, structure, and depth of an independent film, this is not a simple add-on to the franchise.

Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Hidden Tolerance for Gay Rights


The law has limits to changing hearts and minds.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raises Ethical Questions about Technology and Life


The movie takes a surprisingly complex dive into the question of species preservation and the value of life.

Adrift Testifies to the Strength of the Human Spirit


Tami Oldham’s story is an important one if for no other reason it provides real-life testimony to the importance of character, courage, perseverance, and grit.

Pope Francis Film Promotes Tolerance but Flawed Thinking on Poverty


Bodes well for an era of promoting tolerance but casts a shadow over the prospects for alleviating global poverty.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Entertains with Grounded Individualism


The newest contribution to the Star Wars film universe, Solo: A Star Wars Story, has a lot to offer libertarians, lovers of underdogs, and modern-day pirate enthusiasts.

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