The Queue

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NT Rama Rao Jr in RRR

Unpacking the Crossover Mega-Success of ‘RRR’


If you STILL haven’t seen the best film of the year, this is your sign! Run don’t walk!

Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Do You Hear What I Hear?: An Intro to Expressionistic Sound Design


Gotham has romantic rain, tension rain … detectiv-ing rain …

Wade Short Film

In Praise of ‘Wade’: The Brutal Animated Climate Change Horror Short


Climate change, tigers, and the apocalypse, oh my!

Requiem For A Dream Score

Why Clint Mansell’s ‘Requiem for a Dream’ Score Gets Under Your Skin


Musical motifs are one hell of a drug. Also, drugs are one hell of a drug.

Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson Symmetry

How Wes Anderson’s Symmetry Extends to Editing


Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

Spider Man No Way Home Ending

So Long Spandex: Unravelling the CGI Modern Superhero Suit


Insidious? Artful? You decide!

Best Movies 2021: Drive My Car

‘Drive My Car’ and ‘Uncle Vanya’: How Intertextuality Enriches a Film


Beep beep! It’s time to talk about intertextuality!

Batman Gotham

Which ‘Batman’ Film Had the Best Gotham?


Your answer may vary depending on your love of German Expressionism.

Studio Laika: Kubo And The Strings

How Studio Laika Seeds Their Stories with Invisible Labor


Ah yes, the unseen magical realm to just-out-of-frame animators pipeline.