The Queue

The Queue is an oft-recurring column in which Meg Shields provides you with a distraction of curated video content sourced from across the web.

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How “Decision to Leave” Weaponizes Misdirection

Every director gets to make a Hitchcock. Read More

The Day New Hollywood Died

New Hollywood is dead, long live New Hollywood. Read More

In Profile: The Art of the Cinematic Close-Up

/Are/ you ready for your close-up, Mr. DeMille? Read More

The Best Video Essays of 2022

Sit back, relax: you might learn something. Read More

The Prescient Faux-Documentary Horror of ‘The Last Broadcast’

Tulpas, truthiness, and the terrifying early days of web forms ... 'The Last Broadcast' was truly ahead of its time. Read More

Small Parts: In Praise of The Quiet Screen Performance

Sometimes the "most" acting isn't the "best" acting. Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Diegetic and Non-Diegetic Sound Design

Hey did you hear that? If you're a character in a movie, it's probably diegetic. Read More