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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What Movies Tell Us About the Expressive Power of Mozart’s Lacrimosa

We often think about what pre-existing music tells us about films, but what do films tell us about pre-existing music? Read More

From ‘Spree’ to ‘Zola’: Crafting the Canon of Social Media Cinema

Social media may have been a mistake but at least we're getting some compelling films out of it. Read More

If They Can Survive the Pandemic, Movie Theaters Might Be Here to Stay

Reports of the death of movie theaters have been greatly exagerated. Read More

The Family Business: Breaking Down the Opening Credits of ‘Succession’

Yeah, yeah, yeah the music slaps. But what are the opening credits to 'Succession' trying to tell us about the… Read More

Anatomy of an Interrogation Scene

High contrast lighting and over-the-shoulder shots? Must be an interrogation scene. Read More

An All-American Degenerate: The Times James Stewart Played the Villain

Inside you there are two Jimmy Stewarts: an all-American everyman and a sneering blackhat. Read More

Imagining the ‘Vega Brothers’ Movie Quentin Tarantino Never Made

This fake trailer's got F-bombs in spades. By which we mean: Felons, Firearms, and Family. Read More