The Blu Spot
Blu-ray Reviews, Theatrical Reviews & More
Film Critic Jeff Beck
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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore: Another Sub-Par Return to the Wizarding World (Blu-ray)
Morbius: A Toothless Vampire Flick with Poor Execution (Blu-ray)
Ambulance: An Epic Chase That Goes Nowhere (Blu-ray)
The Tales of Hoffmann: A Visual Feast with Narrative Shortcomings (Criterion Blu-ray)
The Batman: An Intriguing Approach Undone By a Weak Screenplay (Blu-ray)
Richard Jewell: Clint Eastwood's Long-Awaited Return to Filmmaking Greatness (Blu-ray)
The Film: Over the past decade or so, it's been rather unfortunate to watch four-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood...
Titans: The Complete Second Season: A Shocking Drop in Quality from Its Debut Season (Blu-ray)
The Show: When “Titans” premiered on the newly-launch DC Universe streaming platform in 2018, it ended up being a surprise hit, which was...
Jojo Rabbit: Taika Waititi's Inventive WWII Satire (Blu-ray)
The Film: Taiki Waititi is one of those writer/directors that appeared to come out of nowhere and skyrocket to stardom overnight....
Doctor Sleep: An Insubstantial Follow-Up to a Horror Classic (Blu-ray)
Note: This review is for the Director's Cut of the film. The Film: Without a doubt, Stanley Kubrick's cinematic adaptation of Stephen...
Harriet: A Powerful Telling of Tubman's Extraordinary Story (Blu-ray)
The Film: There has always been a fascinating story to be told about the legendary Underground Railroad, and the brave men and women who...
Joker: Phoenix Stuns in Villainous Origin Tale (Blu-ray)
The Film: At this point, it’s undeniable to say that The Joker is one of the great, iconic villains of cinema. For over 50 years, we’ve...
Ready or Not: A Middling Horror Outing That Doesn't Do Quite Enough (Blu-ray)
The Film: Sadly, 2019 has been a rather dismal year for the horror genre. From outright stinkers like “The Prodigy,” “Pet Sematary,” “IT:...
IT: Chapter Two: A Startlingly-Disappointing Follow-Up (Blu-ray)
The Film: Just two years ago, director Andy Muschietti delivered the remarkable first half of his adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT.” It...
X-Men: Dark Phoenix: A Sad End for a Once-Great Series (Blu-ray)
The Film: When last we left the current “X-Men” series, we had been made to suffer through what is arguably the worst entry in the entire...
All is True: An Intriguing Treat for Shakespeare Fans (Blu-ray)
The Film: The great Sir Kenneth Branagh is well-known for his multiple Shakespeare adaptations that have included “Henry V,” “Much Ado...
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