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Blu-ray Reviews, Theatrical Reviews & More
Film Critic Jeff Beck
Nominations for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Bringing Up Baby: A Masterpiece of Farce and Absurdity (Criterion Blu-ray)
Shrek: 20th Anniversary Edition: A Timeless Animated Classic for All Ages (4K/Blu-ray)
The Winners of the 93rd Annual Academy Awards
The Winners of the 2021 BAFTA Awards
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: A Delightfully Fun Sequel with Depth and Heart to Spare
Back in 2014, Marvel Studios delivered something rather astonishing with “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Here was a film that took the...
The LEGO Batman Movie: Emotional Currents Overwhelmed by Action
Three years ago, “The LEGO Movie” was unleashed upon audiences to spectacular acclaim. It was a fun and exciting ride, and even though it...
Silence: Scorsese's Masterful Meditation on Faith
The great Martin Scorsese has never been one to shy away from difficult or controversial subjects. In this regard, most would probably...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Forgettable Return to the Wizarding World
Ever since the “Harry Potter” cinematic franchise came to a thrilling conclusion back in 2011, fans (“Potterheads”) have been clamoring...
Doctor Strange: Visually Stunning, but Narratively Lacking
Here we go yet again with another Marvel superhero origin story. Following in the footsteps of the immensely popular “Iron Man,” “Captain...
The Birth of a Nation: A Flawed, but Compelling Telling of an Infamous Insurrection
Nat Turner’s rebellion is one of those events that just about every student in America has studied at one point or another. It certainly was
Suicide Squad: Another Major Strike for DC Comics
It’s no secret that DC Comics has been having an awful lot of trouble establishing a decent foothold in a cinematic universe of their...
Star Trek Beyond: A Disappointing Sequel Suffering from a Weak Storyline
In a similar fashion to the new “X-Men” franchise, it was rather miraculous when J.J. Abrams was able to take over the “Star Trek” film...
Lights Out: Nonsensical, but Still Highly Effective
At this point, it’s well-known that the horror genre is one of the hardest genres to have an original thought in. Chances are, if you...
The Legend of Tarzan: A Tedious Iteration of a Classic Character
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan” is another one of those tales that’s been adapted numerous times for screens big and small, including such...