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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Happy Together Cheung

How Leslie Cheung Changed Queer Hong Kong Cinema


If you were waiting for a sign to rewatch ‘Happy Together’ this is it.

Lion King 1 1/2 Sequel

The Best Disney Animated Sequel is ‘The Lion King 1½’


Look, you need to teach kids about postmodern meta-comedy eventually.

The Worst Person Iin The World Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier 101: A Beginner’s Guide to the Norwegian Director


More like the BEST director in the world, amirite?

Robert De Niro Heat shootout

Anatomy of a Shootout: ‘Heat’ vs. ‘The Matrix’


Freeze, this is a stick up (and a scene comparison between ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Heat’)!

Zendaya filmography Euphoria Hbo

What HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Nosferatu’ Have in Common


Apart from himbos galore.


Why ‘Akira’ Looks Like That: The Technique Behind the Masterpiece


To this day, no other animated feature looks quite like Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s 1988 masterpiece.

The Beatles Get Back

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Epitomizes What’s So Great About Bonus Features


And to be fair, Peter Jackson has been inviting us to peek behind the curtain for years.

The Beast

Satirizing Scandal: The Complicated, Ironic History of 1975’s ‘The Beast’


I mean what was the Catholic Church supposed to do? NOT censor the film about how they love to censor things?

Boogie Nights boom operator

What a Boom Operator Does On a Movie Set


Here comes the boom mic.