The Queue

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American International Pictures Movie Posters

Why American International Pictures Made Movies Backwards


Hate clickbait? Blame AIP.

Pink Narcissus

Seeing Yourself (On Screen): The Daring Fantasy of ‘Pink Narcissus’


Can you blame us for getting lost in this hazy, high-camp fantasy?

Ari Wegner Cinematography

From ‘Zola’ to ‘The Power of the Dog’: The Cinematography of Ari Wegner


Want to know more modern-day women cinematographers by name? Ari Wegner is a good place to start.

Drive My Car Title Card

Why More Movie Directors Should Weaponize the Title Card


Why aren’t more directors using opening title cards as a storytelling device?

the star of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

Disney and the Movie Theater Monopoly of Madness


Why does Disney’s vice grip on movie theaters feel so threatening these days?

Wes Anderson The Sopranos

Center-Framed Cannoli: Imagining Wes Anderson’s ‘The Sopranos’


I went ahead and ordered some for the table.

RRR K.K. Senthil Kumar

Unpacking the Crossover Mega-Success of ‘RRR’


If you STILL haven’t seen the best film of the year, this is your sign! Run don’t walk!

The Batman

Do You Hear What I Hear?: An Intro to Expressionistic Sound Design


Gotham has romantic rain, tension rain … detectiv-ing rain …

Wade Short Film

In Praise of ‘Wade’: The Brutal Animated Climate Change Horror Short


Climate change, tigers, and the apocalypse, oh my!