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  • About Elly

    About Elly

    ★★★★

    Asghar Farhadi is the greatest Iranian director alive.

  • The Thin Blue Line

    The Thin Blue Line

    ★★★★½

    Errol Morris is a master arguer. Don't fuck with him.

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  • The Haunted Castle

    The Haunted Castle

    ★½

    Hilariously, the second horror film ever made was a remake of the first one. Amusingly, it's also a watered down version of the original. It's a pretty accurate sign of things that would later follow.

  • The Bewitched Inn

    The Bewitched Inn

    ★★★

    What's interesting about the early short horror films in the 1890s is how they essentially use the same premise and trick in order to scare the audience. A random, hapless individual goes into a room, where he proceeds to perform an action. However, he is constantly foiled in completing the action due to items randomly disappearing or moving before running off in frustration and fear. These tricks are performed through cuts or through practical effects of the time. It doesn't…