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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  • Basic Instinct

    ★★★½

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★

  • High Tension

    ★★★½

  • She Said

    ★★★★

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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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  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★½

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

    The film follows Detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) as he meets the mysterious Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) when she becomes a suspect in a murder case.

    Although I loved the pulpy, noir tone to Basic Instinct, it did have its flaws. The story is compelling and has a genuinely intriguing mystery at its centre, but it suffers a lot from pacing because of a needless subplot. Nick and Catherine’s dynamic is really well captured by the script, especially the idea…

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★

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

    A happy holidays to you all and with that brings the start of JDsChristmaspalooza2022. The first film this year is The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Had a little bit of this spoiled for me but was still interested in seeing this for the cast.

    The film follows Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) as they go to Earth to bring Kevin Bacon (Playing himself) to Peter (Chris Pratt) to cheer him up.

    This holiday special is fun,…

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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…