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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Anatomy of a Suspense Scene: Alfred Hitchcock’s 4-Part Formula

Or: how to make a scene go off without a Hitch. Read More

How A24 Revived Studio Loyalty

The studio system be like "I lived bitch." Read More

Can We Have More Solarpunk Movies, Please?

Be right back, I'm off to find some overalls and my gardening gloves. Read More

Why “Day for Night” Is So Hard to Pull Off

Lights out! I mean on! Wait, uh — Read More

Behind the Scenes: How they Filmed ‘The Last of Us’

A deeper dive on the HBO show that's spore than meets the eye. Read More

How Filmmakers Make Cameras Disappear in Mirror Shots

Mirror, mirror on the wall ... why don't you reflect the movie camera that is obviously pointed at you? Read More

Hallowed Ground: Why You Should Watch ‘The Borderlands’

Hope you like the words "cave" and "acid" in the same sentence. Read More