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)
Turn: Season One: A Compelling, Character-Driven Drama (Blu-ray)
The Show: After the massive and disappointing failure of “Black Sails,” I was incredibly hesitant to try another show in which history...
Big Hero 6: An Exciting and Emotional Adventure (Blu-ray)
The Film: “Big Hero 6,” Disney’s latest animated adventure, takes its inspiration from a Marvel comic series of the same name by Steven...
Whiplash: A Compelling Music Drama (Blu-ray)
The Film: “Suffering for your art” films are certainly nothing new. Whether it’s dancing, singing, acting, or playing an instrument, it’s...
Dumb and Dumber To: An Embarrassing and Juvenile Sequel (Blu-ray)
The Film: Way back in 1994, the Farrelly Brothers brought us an amusing little comedy called “Dumb and Dumber.” Well, at least seeing it...
The Theory of Everything: A Pair of Great Leads Almost Saves a Struggling Biopic (Blu-ray)
The Film: It seemed almost inevitable that, one of these days, we’d be getting a film based on the extraordinary life of astrophysicist...
101 Dalmatians (Diamond Edition): An Enduring Disney Classic (Blu-ray)
The Film: In 1961, Walt Disney Studios was riding on a creative high after releasing the masterpiece “Sleeping Beauty” in 1959....
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: An Unsatisfying Mix of Comedy and Drama
The Film: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” based on the book of the same name by Judith Viorst, tells the...
John Wick: The Best Action Film in Years (Blu-ray)
The Film: After “The Matrix” Trilogy concluded in 2003, Keanu Reeves followed up its massive success with mostly sub-par films such as...
A Most Violent Year: An Intriguing Film That Never Comes to Life
Writer/director J.C. Chandor became something of an overnight sensation back in 2011 with his sharp economic drama “Margin Call,” for...
Fury: A War Epic in Need of Character Development (Blu-ray)
The Film: When it comes to war films made in the last 20 years or so, there has been an immense concentration on making the experience as...
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