Archive: Samuel R. Staley

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Little Women Shows Timelessness of “Coming of Age”
As in real life, choices are made about passions, life’s trade-offs, and love.
Samuel R. Staley | January 11, 2020
Neo-Noir “Motherless Brooklyn” Puts Power, Corruption at Center of Urban Renewal Story
Motherless Brooklyn might well contend for the most pro-liberty film to come out of Hollywood in 2019.
Samuel R. Staley | December 7, 2019
Miss Virginia and the Political Realities of Public-School Reform
Miss Virginia gets the most important elements of the struggle for private school vouchers right.
Samuel R. Staley | November 10, 2019
Joker Earns Its Accolades, but Offers Much More
A movie like Joker can lead us to a pause and perhaps rethink our own basic beliefs and perceptions.
Samuel R. Staley | October 19, 2019
Yesterday, the Beatles, and the Value of Earned Success
The movie succeeds in entertaining, but it succeeds on another level as well by exploring the meaning and the dignity of work. 
Samuel R. Staley | July 13, 2019
Apollo 11 Highlights Human Capacity for Technical Achievement
Most viewers are likely to benefit most by viewing the documentary Apollo 11 for what it is: a tribute to human sacrifice, ingenuity, and technical achievement.
Samuel R. Staley | July 5, 2019
Millennials MIA Among U.S. Entrepreneur Class
Why It Really Matters
Without a healthy and robust business startup community, our long-term economic health will suffer.
Samuel R. Staley | May 2, 2019
Captive State Probes Depths of Despair Under Oppression
When working at their highest level, science fiction movies provoke and engage in ideas fundamental to human existence.
Samuel R. Staley | March 22, 2019