Pelham Examiner

Sam Rodd is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School and a lover of theater, music and movies. He spends most of his time rehearsing in musicals and plays. In his free time, he loves to over-analyze movies and other artistic works. As well as writing for the Examiner, Sam loves creative writing, is a member of the Pelham Model UN club, a member of Pelham's theater club, Sock 'N' Buskin, and plays the drums

Sam Rodd, Entertainment Editor

Jul 11, 2019
‘Toy Story 4’ proves a step forward for the franchise (Story)
Jul 01, 2019
Sam Rodd’s graduation speech: Life is shaped by hundreds of little moments (Story)
Jun 14, 2019
‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ delivers simple story and great monsters (Story)
May 17, 2019
Undeniable chemistry between leads in ‘Long Shot’ makes it a rom-com to remember (Story)
May 03, 2019
‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a triumphant conclusion to an 11 year story (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
‘Shazam!’ is fun, both as a superhero movie and a family comedy (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
‘Us’ is stunning and thought-provoking return for Jordan Peele (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
‘Captain Marvel’ falls short of possible greatness (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ is a lot like the first, but that’s not always bad (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Oscar predictions: A year of representation and firsts (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
On the topic of ‘Glass’ (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
‘Escape Room’ isn’t good, but there’s no harm in seeing it (Story)
Jan 03, 2019
Top ten movies of 2018 (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is a touching, engaging spectacle (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
‘Widows’ tells a compelling story, but struggles to sort out its thematic ideas (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
‘Halloween’ is a fun horror experience, despite flaws (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
‘First Man’ is an engaging slow-burn and an accomplishment in technical filmmaking (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
‘Assassination Nation:’ slightly messy, overall pretty good time (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Film review: ‘The Nun’ provides a lazy and forgettable horror experience (Story)
Aug 03, 2018
Film review: ‘Blindpsotting’ holds mirror to America in a brilliant, original way (Story)
Jul 17, 2018
Film review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ provides all humor, no tension (Story)
Jun 26, 2018
‘Gotti’ tries its hardest but fails miserably (Story)
Jun 21, 2018
Review: ‘Oceans 8’ has great potential but falls short (Story)
Jun 08, 2018
Review: ‘Hereditary’ tells a messy story with refreshing horror (Story)
Jun 07, 2018
Review: ‘Upgrade’ brings unexpected emotion to a violent film (Story)
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