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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A Beginner’s Guide to Early Surrealist Films

Sliced eyes and stuttering geometry? Sounds like surrealism to us. Read More

We Need to Talk About How Weird ‘Nothing But Trouble’ Is

"They're Brazillionaires. They have breakfast at 2 pm in the afternoon." Read More

Why ‘Spring Breakers’ Marked the End of the Indie Sleaze

Here's a video essay on why Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' is the candy-colored punctuation mark at the end of the… Read More

Why Modern-Day Motion Capture Is A Lot Harder Than it Looks

There is no "animate" button, it turns out. Read More

Unpacking the “Dead Girl” Trope

Dead girls tell no tales ... unless they're in a movie. Read More

Gazing Into ‘The Void’: Lovecraftian Horror Done Right

Statistically, you're more likely to die in a hospital than anywhere else. Especially if there's an Eldrich abomination in the… Read More

Gen Z Deserves More Slacker Movies

Here's a video essay that makes a case for finding the Gen Z equivalent of Richard Linklater. Read More