The Queue

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Angels Egg

Interpreting the Apocalyptic Dream of ‘Angel’s Egg’


Mamoru Oshii’s underrated masterpiece ‘Angel’s Egg’ is difficult to understand. But that’s kind of the point.

Incredibles 2 Pixar animated clothing

How Pixar Animates Realistic-Looking Clothing


This is like when you want to eat animated food but it’s clothing.

Back To The Future trademarks nike

When is it Fair Use to Show a Trademark in a Film or TV Show?


Ever wondered what the deal is with films and TV shows using the logos and trademarks of known brands? Here’s how that all works.

Internet horror Pulse Kairo

The Identity Crisis of Internet Horror


As if the infernal screech of dial-up wasn’t scary enough.

Black Narcissus movie

Something in the Air: The Dangerous Beauty of ‘Black Narcissus’


Not with a bang, but with a wimple, as it were.

Persona Ingmar Bergman

Fade Into You: The Psychological Reckoning of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’


‘Persona’ isn’t just a masterpiece. It’s a psychological breakthrough.

Anchorman Phone Booth

A Love Letter to the Movie Phone Booth


Anyone have a quarter?

The Queens Gambit Beltik

How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Makes Chess Feel Thrilling


Turns out you don’t need to know how chess works to care about chess.

Suspense Lois Weber

The Great (and Silent) History of Hollywood’s First Female Director


Lois Weber was one of the most powerful filmmakers in Silent-era Hollywood and we should talk about it more.