The Queue

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Rope Hitchcock

On ‘Rope’: How Hitchcock Kept His Long Take Movie Suspenseful


Here’s how Hitch keeps us at the end of our rope … with suspense!

The Others Kidman

Simply Haunting: Nicole Kidman’s Performance in ‘The Others’


That darned ghost of Scientology — always lurking around every corner!

Christopher Nolan Insomnia Remake

Is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Insomnia’ a Successful Remake?


Eh, maybe we’ll sleep on it.

Everything Everywhere All At Once is about being Very Online

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ And How to Survive Being Very Online


Is anyone else craving an everything bagel? Just us?

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer Bk

The Artificial Heart of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’


From stifling sets to cold dialogue, here’s how artificiality informs the work of Yorgos Lanthimos, especially ‘A Killing of a Sacred Deer.’

Early Cinema Edison Sneeze

Let There Be Lumières: The Early Days of Cinema, Explained


Turns out that making bank on technological spectacle is at the backbone of movie making. Cool.

Ray Harryhausen Stop Motion Jason Argo Giant

Dynamation Explained: How Ray Harryhausen Integrated Stop-Motion Elements to Live Action


Patience and artistry strikes again!

Sam Raimi Hudsucker Montage

Why Sam Raimi’s Montage Scene in ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ Rules


Sam Raimi’s montages run circles around most directors’.

Crimes Of The Future Ear Guy

It is Time To Listen: The Sound Design of David Cronenberg


The new flesh makes all kinds of noises (most of it is squelching).