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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Mercedes Mccambridge Exorcist

One Hell of a Performance: How Mercedes McCambridge Gave a Demon a Voice

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What an excellent day for a celebration of Mercedes McCambridge.

Rick Morty

The Narrative Theory Behind the Metatextual Madness of “Never Ricking Morty”

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The latest episode of ‘Rick and Morty’ was a showcase for Dan Harmon’s story circle. Here’s a video essay to get you up to speed.

Wizards

The Cruel, Cool World of Ralph Bakshi

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An introduction to the cinematic world of Ralph Bakshi: an adult animation trailblazer, Hollywood rebel, and alternative icon of 1970s counterculture.

Albatross Soup

Visualizing a Riddle: The Trippy Inquiry of “Albatross Soup”

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What we’re watching: a visually trippy short film that animates an inquiry into a morbid riddle.

Goodfellas

A Filmography Soaked in Scarlet: An Ode to the “Scorsese Red”

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A supercut that highlights how the filmmaker’s corpus is a crime scene of crimson.

D

The Many Deaths of 3D: A History of Cinema’s Problem Child

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3D is dead long live 3D.

Raymonde Or The Vertical Escape

The Sinful Stop-Motion Pleasures of ‘Raymonde or the Vertical Escape’ 

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If you’ve been waiting for a meditation on sin and sexuality from a french, anthropomorphic stop motion owl…good news.

Corruption

The Grindhouse Trailer That Inspired Edgar Wright’s ‘Don’t’

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The elegant art of grindhouse trailer narration needs to come back. Who’s with us?

Pink Slip

The Art of the Twist: How to Do Causation-Based Comedy

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What we’re watching: an expectation-subverting comedy short that’s a fantastic lesson in how to advance a scene.