The Queue

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YouRe Next

Subverting the Home Invasion Film: The Dark Joy of ‘You’re Next’


There’s a genre “blender” joke in there somewhere.

Infra Man Hong Kong cinema

For the Love of B-Movies: In Praise of Hong Kong’s Cinematic Sleaze


Jumping vampires, man-flesh dumplings, and Bruce Lee clones, oh my!

Unfriended Internet Horror Movie

What ‘Unfriended’ Can Teach Us About the Aesthetics of Realism


One man’s spectatorial freedom is another man’s terrifying desktop horror film.

Y Tu Mamá También Nuevo Cine Mexicano

The Beginner’s Guide to Nuevo Cine Mexicano


Here’s everything you need to curate your own mini New Mexican Cinema retrospective.

Captain Yajima

Drop What You’re Doing and Watch ‘Captain Yajima’


Some nefarious ne’er-do-well is giving people around the galaxy the boot. But the heroic Captain Yajima is on the case!

Pink Flamingos

Absolutely Sickening: The Provocative Punk Power of ‘Pink Flamingos’


“Filth is my politics! Filth is my life!”

Texas Switch Stunt Beyond The Pines

An Ode to the Texas Switch: One of Cinema’s Sneakiest Stunts


Ah yes, the old bait and texas switch.

Anamorphic Vs Spherical Lenses

Anamorphic vs. Spherical Camera Lenses: What’s the Difference?


If you’ve ever wanted to know what people mean when fancy film people say “anamorphic” this one’s for you.

Shiny Ball Visual Effects

Why a Giant Shiny Ball is the Unsung Hero of Visual Effects


Also: it would look cute on a Christmas tree.