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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Train To Busan

‘Train to Busan’ is a Case Study in Meaningful Character Death


All aboard! Watch a video essay that shows why Yeon Sang-ho’s film is better than most in the zombie subgenre.

Peter Jackson's Bad Taste

Gumption and Gore: How Peter Jackson Made ‘Bad Taste’


“Peter Jackson make another horror film” challenge.

Mandy score Church

Why the Language of ‘Mandy’ is Sound


You’re a special one, ‘Mandy.’

Bronson film Clown

How ‘Bronson’ Subverts the Prison Film


Watch a video essay by Jessica McGoff about both Nicolas Winding Refn and Tom Hardy’s breakout film.

sound of Jackie Portman Concert

The Sound of Trauma: The Aural Storytelling of ‘Jackie’


How does sound affect how we understand a character? For Pablo Larraín’s film it’s more than just an accent.

My Cousin Vinny courtroom scenes

The Delicate Art of the Courtroom Scene


Let’s take this to court.

Pirates Of The Caribbean Adventure

What Makes ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ a Classic Adventure Film


Say what you will about the rest of the franchise, but the original is an exemplary film for its genre.

Quentin Tarantino First Film My Best Friends Birthday

How Quentin Tarantino’s Lost First Film Predicted His Whole Filmography


Before ‘Reservoir Dogs’ there was ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday.’

The Turin Horse

Destructive Complacency and the Call to Action of ‘The Turin Horse’


It’s possible to read ‘The Turin Horse’ as life-affirming. You just need to know your Nietzsche.