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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Spider Man No Way Home Ending

So Long Spandex: Unravelling the CGI Modern Superhero Suit

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Insidious? Artful? You decide!

Best Movies 2021: Drive My Car

‘Drive My Car’ and ‘Uncle Vanya’: How Intertextuality Enriches a Film

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Beep beep! It’s time to talk about intertextuality!

Batman Gotham

Which ‘Batman’ Film Had the Best Gotham?

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Your answer may vary depending on your love of German Expressionism.

Studio Laika: Kubo And The Strings

How Studio Laika Seeds Their Stories with Invisible Labor

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Ah yes, the unseen magical realm to just-out-of-frame animators pipeline.

Evil Dead Ii Sam Raimi

From Goopy to Groovy: How Sam Raimi Approaches Horror Comedy

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If comedy is just tragedy + time … we have to assume that horror comedy is tragedy + slime.

Best Movies Benedetta

Master of Nun(sploitation): The Cinematic Influences of ‘Benedetta’

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Developed something of a HABIT for nun films after watching ‘Benedetta’? We’ve got you covered.

The Wailing Horror

Why the Horror of ‘The Wailing’ Hinges on Ambiguity

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Time to dig into the bones of a film that really lives up to its name.

The Wolf House Horror

How ‘The Wolf House’ Uses Fantasy to Confront the Horrors of History

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Warren Zevon be like “awoooo wolf houses of historical trauma.”

Cinema A To Zeotrope Hugo

From A to Zoetrope: A Look at the Ancestors of Cinema

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Before the moving image, there was … the slightly slower moving image.