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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Hedgehog In The Fog

How ‘Hedgehog in the Fog’ Used Allegory to Critique the USSR


“In the evenings, the little Hedgehog went to the Bear Cub to count stars…”

Hobbs And Shaw Helicopter Fast And Furious

Where is the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise Going, Exactly?


We may have nitro’d too close to the sun, boys.

Unforgiven Gun

‘Unforgiven’: The Nail in the Coffin of the Classic Western


*melancholic yeehaw*

Pulp Fiction Writing Credit

Gentle Reminder That a Whole Other Guy Co-Wrote ‘Pulp Fiction’


Samuel L. Jackson be like: What does Roger Avary look like?

Whiplash Short Film

Why Do So Many Short Films Have That “Look”?


Moral of the story: color grading is a storytelling device.

Jaws Axial Cut

The Axial Cut Explained and Why Filmmakers Use It


And … [axial] cut!

Network Monologue

The Ballad of Howard Beale: Why We Keep Misreading ‘Network’


“Good morning, Mr. Beale. They tell me you’re a madman.”

Tenet Train Tracks

Plot ≠ Story: What We Mean When We Say A Movie is “Just Vibes”


Say it with me: plot is not the same thing as story!

1999 Movies

Why Were There So Many Iconic Movies in 1999?


Tonight I’m gonna [watch movies] like it’s 1999