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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One Cut Of The Dead Group Shot

Why ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Is a Bloody Love Letter to Low Budget Cinema

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Pom!

Alana Haim Cooper Hoffman Licorice Pizza

The Cinematic Ingredients of ‘Licorice Pizza’

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More like West San Fernando Valley Graffiti.

Sean Baker Color Theory

A Tangerine Dream: Colors in the Films of Sean Baker

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Pretty cool when they make movies in color, huh?

Food Movies

Coffee and Arepas: How Food Defined the Oscar Movies of 2022

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Okay, but why do the ‘Nightmare Alley’ eggs look so darn good?

Movie Camera Sensor Size

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: An Introduction to Movie Camera Sensor Size

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Put on your “tech-talk” pants, it’s time to talk sensor size.

Twin Peaks Explained Screaming

Emotional Sense, TV Reflexivity, and Divining Sense Out of ‘Twin Peaks’

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The owls are not what they seem.

Cube Automated

We All Live in the ‘Cube’ Now: The Algorithmic Hell of Automated Dystopias

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The Venn Diagram between a murderous Rubik’s Cube and the YouTube algorithm is a circle.

Special Effects Dont Look Real

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

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How’s YOUR sense of wonder?

Chungking Express Speed Effect

The Slow-Fast Effect in ‘Chungking Express’ Explained

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