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  • Zombie 3

    Zombie 3

    ★★½

    Some zombies jump around and some are dragging their feet, some do kung fu fighting while others hide under bales of straw. When there is no more room on foggy movie sets with green floodlights, the dead will clumsily walk the Philippines. Very hard to believe that Fulci even shot a fraction of Zombi 3. It's almost unwatchable, but still better than Fear the Walking Dead. I specifically went for the German dub, which increases the hilariousness by approximately a hundred percent. Quality time.

  • The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

    The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

    ★★★★

    Frame by frame, the beautifully calm title sequence reveals every showable room of a rock-solid suburban house – the very same home Rebecca De Mornay will enter visibly disgusted on her arrival shortly afterwards.

    In the domestic thriller aka. batshit-crazy-person-invading-heteronormative-ways-of-life genre, this is on par with Fatal Attraction and The Stepfather, meaning it absolutely rocks from start to finish, with everything one could wish for: the perfect villain, the most twisted and vile ideas to drive someone's victims insane (such…

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp

    ★★★★½

    It took me some time to cherish how exceptional this film is. Like so many allegedly sophisticated people, I too thought of Sleepaway Camp as "problematic" or "questionable" (like being uncomfortably challenged by movies was something to avoid), when I first saw it about 20 years ago. Little did I know.

    Although a lot of it might be accidental or unintended (two absolutely irrelevant categories in this respect), the standout qualities of Hiltzik's film are hard to ignore even if…

  • Filmemigration aus Nazideutschland

    Filmemigration aus Nazideutschland

    ★★★★

    I expected this to be interesting and was still surprised how captivating it actually is (been watching all segments in one piece). It starts and ends with Fritz Lang – which is already great, of course – recalling a creepy encounter he once had with Joseph Goebbels, and talking about the emigration experience and feelings of estrangement that go with it. There are some not so astonishing problematic aspects, like a general sense of anti-Americanism, especially when Straschek comments on…