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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Pore Than Meets the Eye: Why It’s So Hard to Make CGI Skin Look Real

Looks like the uncanny valley was only ... skin deep. Read More

In Praise of Rhetorical Questions: The Secret to an Iconic Movie Quote

Want to know why rhetorical questions stick in our heads? Well, do you, punk? Read More

An In-Depth History of Ralph Bakshi’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Remember when they let the guy who made 'Fritz the Cat' adapt 'The Lord of the Rings'? The '70s were… Read More

The Aesthetics of Class in the Films of Wes Anderson

You know what they say: the views are better (and lonlier) above ground. Read More

How “Mute By Default” Social Media Videos Affect Our Viewing Experience

In one of the great paradoxes of cinema history, thanks to social media apps, we've returned to silent cinema. Read More

Just One Look: How Tony Leung Acts with His Eyes

The eyes (of Tony Leung) have it. Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to the Australian New Wave

From 'Wake in Firght' and beyond, mate. Read More