The Haunting ★★★★½

The people who made this film understand deeply that a fidelity to observable reality is ill-suited to communicate outsize human emotions, and that only through formal expression of the emotion—framing, editing, etc.—is it fully possible to manipulate the audience into experiencing how it feels to be in a situation rather than how it looks. It's stunning to watch such a self-assured, expressionistic film.

I'm not at all surprised Robert Wise got his start as an editor.