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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Barb And Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Where Have All the Studio Comedies Gone?


(To “Vista Del Mar,” it turns out.)

Cowboy Bebop Blade Runner

‘Cowboy Bebop’, ‘Blade Runner’, and the Ouroboros of Influence


A good deal of modern sci-fi owes a debt to ‘Blade Runner’ … some more than others.

The Hills Have Eyes

Chew on This: The Anatomy of the ‘Hills Have Eyes’ Franchise


Is anyone else feeling … dusty?

Interstellar Christopher Nolan Resurrection

Rebirth and Resurrection in Christopher Nolan Films


All we’re saying is that if you come back from the dead, it’s very important to shout “the prestige!”

Hair Wolf

In Praise of ‘Hair Wolf’: A Short Film About the Horrors of Appropriation


I guess you could say this is a pretty … hairy … situation.

20Th Century Fox Logo

Darryl F. Zanuck and the Rise and Assimilation of 20th Century Fox


From CinemaScope to Murdoch to merging with the House of Mouse.

Rear Window and classical hollywood storytelling

The Ins and Outs of Identifying Classical Hollywood Storytelling


Think of it as an “I Spy” puzzle but for the basic principles of classical era storytelling.


Remembering Batmania: The Revolutionary Marketing of 1989’s ‘Batman’


Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na batmania!

Ex Machina Alicia Vikander Hallway

What the Fembots of ‘Ex Machina’ Say About the Status of Women in Film


Turing test … Bechtel test … time to get our wires crossed!