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The Other

1972

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  • There’s no hurrying The Other, which quite naturally has been dismissed as “tedious.” The film rather becomes another overused word, “spellbinding”—especially appropriate for a film in which there is the intimation of psychic ability on Niles’s part. The pacing in the film is so languid and eerie that when the _really_ terrible things start to happen (a seemingly accidental death by pitchfork; a bad fall down a staircase; a missing baby), they feel like the hazy memories of some long-forgotten bucolic summer.