JD

Twenty something film nerd, horror geek and writer. 
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Favorite films

  • Another Earth
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Thing

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  • The Santa Clause

    ★★★½

  • Hellraiser

    ★★★★

  • Black Christmas

    ★★★★

  • Spirited

    ★★★★

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  • Another Earth

    Another Earth

    ★★★★★

    So, this is my favourite film but I don't think I've properly gone into why I love it so much. Because of this, I decided to rewatch it tonight and try to do a good enough review that explains why this is such an amazing film.

    On the eve of a discover of an Earth-like planet, Rhoda (Brit Marling) is out celebrating when she drunkenly crashes her car and kills two people. Four years later, Rhoda leaves prison and cross…

  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Day 20 of JDsSpookypalooza2022 and the film today is Halloween Ends. I’ve found this latest trilogy of Halloween films to be a mixed bag as I enjoyed the first one a lot but found the second to be filler. While the reviews to this have certainly been mixed to negative, I was keeping an open mind because the trailers look pretty solid, and I was excited to see how it would end.

    The film takes place a few years after…

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  • The Santa Clause

    The Santa Clause

    ★★★½

    Its day 3 of Christmaspalooza2022 and the film tonight is The Santa Clause. This was pretty fun and sweet the last time I watched this so was looking forward to seeing it again.

    The film follows cynical and divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) as he accidentally kills the real Santa Clause and is forced to become Santa much to the delight of his son (Eric Lloyd).

    Okay this was even better the second time around. The story, though more than…

  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The film follows Riley (Odessa A’zion), a recovering addict, as she encounters a mysterious puzzle box that brings forth creatures from another dimension.

    This new version of Hellraiser is a brutal and very effective take on the iconic franchise. The first half is a neat, engaging half where the box and characters are set up well, but it feels a little slow. Thankfully the second half is great and brings in a lot of elements that would be familiar to…

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  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    ★★★★★

    "You can't swear at my fiance!" "Oh yeah? Well, you can't marry my wife!"

    Sometimes a film just hits right.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

    The film follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he turns to fellow Avenger Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to erase his Spider-Man identity from everyone's mind but in doing so unleashes new and more deadly foes from other universes.

    No Way Home is up there as one of the best and most satisfying standalone MCU films. The writing, though a bit slow towards the end, is fantastic and utterly enthralling. It hits all the story beats…