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)
American Sniper: A Superficial Look at an Incredible Life
The once-great directing career of the legendary Clint Eastwood, a career that won him four Oscars (“Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar...
Gone Girl: An Oddly Structured Misfire (Blu-ray)
The Film: David Fincher is a director who can seemingly do no wrong. After his career began with a bit of a rocky start with “Alien³” (a...
My Left Foot: A Middling and Superficial Biopic (Blu-ray)
The Film: Many years before he dazzled us with brilliant performances in films like “Gangs of New York,” “There Will Be Blood,” and...
The Guest: A Forgettable and Sloppily Executed Thriller (Blu-ray)
The Film: Thus far, the collaborations of director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett haven’t been going very well. Aside from the two...
Black Sails: Season One: A Disappointing and Uneventful Historical Drama (Blu-ray)
The Show: No area seems riper for the picking for a television show than the fascinating world of pirates. Think of all the amazing...
No Good Deed: A Thriller without Thrills or Logic (Blu-ray)
The Film: 2014 played host to a number of films that were entirely uninspired, with many of them nabbing prime spots on my Worst Films of...
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh: A Sequel As Bland As Its Predecessor (Blu-ray)
The Film: 1992’s “Candyman” was, for lack of a better word, a disaster. During its efforts to tell the story of a supernatural murderer...
Pride: Well-Intentioned, but a Bit Too Excessive (Blu-ray)
The Film: “Pride” is a well-intentioned attempt to tell a true-life tale of a tumultuous time in the U.K. The year is 1984. Mineworkers...
The Equalizer: A Bland Actioner That Offers Nothing New (Blu-ray)
The Film: “The Equalizer” reteams two-time Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua for an update...
Tusk: Kevin Smith Hits a New Low (Blu-ray)
The Film: What has happened to writer/director Kevin Smith of late? The man who once brought us great comedies like “Clerks,” “Dogma,”...
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