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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Moon Duncan Jones Sam Rockwell

Getting to Know You/rself: The Confrontational Humanism of ‘Moon’

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Time to add ‘Moon’ to the “Quarantine Vibes” pile.

Inglourious Basterds Hong Kong Movie Title Translations

Four Different Approaches to Translating a Movie Title

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Sometimes getting lost in translation is a good thing.

The Matrix Cinematography And Film Colorist

How Do Cinematographers Work With Colorists? (And Other Questions)

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Check out a rapid-fire video essay that unpacks a handful of information, including how to control a shot list and how to shoot without a location visit.

Black Sunday Mario Bava Italian Horror

A Brief (and Bloody) History of Italian Horror

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We scream, you scream, we all scream when it comes to Italian horror.

Movie Studio Logos Pixar Wall-E

The Art and Nostalgia of the Film Company Logo

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*THX crescendo*

Hard And Soft Worldbuilding

The Difference Between Hard and Soft Worldbuilding

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From deeply detailed worlds to imaginative gaps, here’s a video that looks at how filmmakers construct different kinds of narrative depth.

Psycho Victorian Mansion movies

The Haunting Power of the Victorian Mansion

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Turns out the scariest thing isn’t just the upkeep.

Daisies feminist

Spoiled in a Spoiled World: The Feminist Chaos of ‘Daisies’

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“I’m like a doll, aren’t you? I’m a doll.”

The Exorcist oscar horror movies

The Oscars’ Bias Against Horror Should Scare Us

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Because there’s nothing scarier than systemic bias.