Category: Film Reviews

The Maze (2010) Movie Review

by Zakary McGaha Warning: This review has spoilers. I don’t like writing bad reviews. I don’t enjoy using gigantic amounts of snark to tear things apart. But The Maze, a 2010 horror film directed by Stephen Shimek, deserves more than snark: it deserves super snark. The Maze is a film I used to see all

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A Terrifying Probe into the Consequences of Female Naïveté: Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday

Review by Bob Freville An official selection at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday tells the story of Sascha, the goomah of a small-time drug lord. When we first meet Sascha, she is walking through an all-white airport, the noisy footfalls of her hot pink peep toe slingbacks a cacophony that seems to

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The Weirdest Flicks That Fell Through the Cracks

by Bob Freville Here at the Motorist, our Films That Fell Through the Cracks column has covered a number of movies that might have become cult classics if they hadn’t vanished before they had a chance to penetrate the pop culture consciousness. Those titles have included flicks about a killer in a bunny mask, a

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Vanity At Its Best or Worst: The Con is On – Film Review

The Con is On (2018, Lionsgate) Review by Bob Freville The term “vanity project” gets thrown around a lot, but it’s something that is normally applied to an art form attempted by a novice who is foreign to the field in question. When you hear that a sitcom actor like Charlie Sheen has put out

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A Million Ways to Die Hard is the Sequel That Fans Deserve

By Bob Freville There’s an inherent problem with the Die Hard series—it hasn’t been good since 1995. Sure, 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard had its dim charms, such as Maggie Q in black leather and the scenery-chewing fan boy Kevin Smith’s cameo as a basement-dwelling hacker. But there was an insufficient amount of awesome

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Films That Fell Through the Cracks: Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!

By Bob Freville The following review originally appeared in Kotori Magazine on June 27th, 2010. It is included here as part of our Films That Fell Through the Cracks column due to its relative obscurity. Like many of director Chad Ferrin’s delightfully warped grindhouse features, it has not been given the attention it deserves.  Easter Bunny Kill!

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Films That Fell Through the Cracks: The Frightening

The Frightening (2002) Film Review by Zakary McGaha What you need to know going in: there’s a new kid at a weird high school, people start dying, and there are ghosts…sort of. The Frightening, directed by David DeCoteau, is a mixed bag, to put it delicately. Still, it has a swath of charm that makes

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Which Famous Horror Sequel SUCKED the Worst?!

By Zakary McGaha All horror fans, casual and diehard, know a couple standard, more mainstream but still classic franchises by heart: Halloween, Child’s Play, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There are many more, of course, but I’m zeroing in on these four in particular because they each have their own infamous “black sheep”

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The Predator (2018) Film Review

Review by Zakary McGaha 6.5/10. An F in school, but pretty close to a B- in my book. If you’ve read my reviews or talked to me about writing in person, you know my schtick: I hate self-aware things and believe horror comedies can either be really good or really bad…and I believe most of

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Films That Fell Through the Cracks: Slash (2002)

Welcome to Films That Fell Through the Cracks where we discuss notable motion pictures that failed to generate the kind of buzz worthy of the so-called “cult classic.” Today, “Locker Arms” author Zakary McGaha delves into the horror-comedy hilarity of 2002’s Slash. “Slash” Film Review  by Zakary McGaha Slash (2002) is horror-comedy gold. If you’re

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