Film Reviews

The Shallows (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Have you seen The Shallows yet? The Shallows was released last month, to strong box office and surprisingly good reviews.  Ever since…

Jaws (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

There’s little that is more intimidating than trying to write a review of the 1975 best picture nominee, Jaws. I mean, seriously,…

The Conjuring 2 (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The Conjuring 2 will scare the Hell out of you. Seriously, I’ve seen a lot of horror films, including the first Conjuring…

Cat People (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

In Paul Schrader’s 1982 reimagining of Cat People, Irena (Natassja Kinski) is a naive young woman (and virgin) who, after the death of…

TV Show Reviews

Bates Motel 2.5 “The Escape Artist” (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

After I posted my extremely laudatory review of last week’s episode of Bates Motel, I received a very interesting comment on Facebook from the veteran horror director…

Bates Motel 2.4 “Check-Out” (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

As this week’s episode of Bates Motel came to an end, my immediate response was to say: “Now, that’s what I’ve been…

Bates Motel 2.3 “Caleb” (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Well, that’s certainly icky. Regardless of whatever else may have happened on this week’s episode of Bates Motel, it will always be remembered as…

Bates Motel 2.2 “Shadow of a Doubt” (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I have to commend Bates Motel for directly referencing Alfred Hitchcock with the title of its latest episode.  Shadow of a Doubt is not only…