The Queue

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Special Effects Dont Look Real

Why We Should Embrace Special Effects That Don’t Look Real


How’s YOUR sense of wonder?

Chungking Express Speed Effect

The Slow-Fast Effect in ‘Chungking Express’ Explained


“At the high point of our intimacy, we were just 0.01 cm from each other.”

The Lighthouse Robert Eggers

Screams and Sirens: Appreciating the Sound Design of Robert Eggers


*the persistent foghorn wails*

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.