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 Into The Spider Verse Crowd Shot

Why ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Changed Animation

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More like: into the “no-more-photorealism-Verse.”

Pather Panchali

An Intro to Satyajit Ray: The Master Who Changed World Cinema

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From how to work with children to the importance of creative control, here’s a look at how Satyajit Ray directs.

Seven Listening

Sounds Thrilling: The Sound Design of David Fincher

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*keystrokes intensify*

Un Chien Andalou

A Beginner’s Guide to Early Surrealist Films

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Sliced eyes and stuttering geometry? Sounds like surrealism to us.

Nothing But Trouble

We Need to Talk About How Weird ‘Nothing But Trouble’ Is

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“They’re Brazillionaires. They have breakfast at 2 pm in the afternoon.”

Spring Breakers Piano

Why ‘Spring Breakers’ Marked the End of the Indie Sleaze

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Here’s a video essay on why Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’ is the candy-colored punctuation mark at the end of the era of Indie Sleaze.

Threads

Pulling at ‘Threads’: The Bleak Anti-War Film You Need to Watch

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Anyone check on the Doomsday clock lately?

Holy Motors Mo Cap

Why Modern-Day Motion Capture Is A Lot Harder Than it Looks

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There is no “animate” button, it turns out.

Laura Palmer Dead Girl

Unpacking the “Dead Girl” Trope

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Dead girls tell no tales … unless they’re in a movie.