JD

Twenty something film enthusiast and writer. 

Check out my (constantly updated) list of “films that are really special to me”

Favorite films

  • Another Earth
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Easier with Practice
  • Creep

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  • Hostel: Part III

    ★★

  • Hostel: Part II

    ★★★½

  • Hostel

    ★★★

  • VHS 94

    ★★★½

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  • Hostel: Part III

    Hostel: Part III

    ★★

    As a bonus film for the 23rd day of #JDsSpookypalooza2021, we're concluding the Hostel trilogy with 2011's Hostel: Part Three. I've only seen this once before (A long time ago) and just really hated it so I was interested in seeing how it fared when watched back-to-back with the first two.

    The film follows a bachelor party in Vegas as they come across the hunting club.

    Although this begins decently with a subversive opening, Part Three really doesn't have a…

  • Hostel: Part II

    Hostel: Part II

    ★★★½

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

    Its day 23 of #JDsSpookypalooza2021 and we're continuing the gory franchise that is the Hostel series with 2007's Hostel: Part Two. I've always found this to be the best entry in the franchise because of the more interesting characters and the great, but still very disturbing, final act. I was interested in seeing if it would still end up being my favourite.

    Part Two follows three female students as their holiday to Slovakia turns into a horrific nightmare.

    Although it…

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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.

  • VHS 94

    VHS 94

    ★★★½

    Tis the 21st day of #JDsSpookypalooza2021 and the film tonight is VHS 94. Although I haven't seen Viral, I was a fan of the first two films so I was really excited when they announced this. It was even more exciting that a couple of really interesting filmmakers (Simon Barrett and Timo Tjahjanto) were also returning.

    The film follows a police raid of a mysterious warehouse belonging to a cult where the police find dead bodies and several horrific tapes.…