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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Summer Of Milk Carton

What ‘Summer of 84’ Gets Right About 80s Nostalgia

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Hahaha, wait, where are the fun synths and cute nods to E.T.?

Rashomon Unreliable Narrators

‘Rashomon’ and the Thematic Power of Unreliable Narrators

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The Woodcutter be like: Nah, it was dumber than that.

The Bear Carmy

How ‘The Bear’ Compounds Conflict Without Feeling Confusing

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You know what they say: if you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Jordan Peele Color Theory Filmmaking

The Color Theory of Jordan Peele

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The world of Jordan Peele might be a nightmare but at least it looks stunning.

Linus Sandgren Cinematography

From ‘First Man’ to 007: The Cinematography of Linus Sandgren

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Want to know more about the ‘No Time to Die’ cinematographer? Can’t say we blame you.

The Battle Of Algiers

Colonizing Chronology: The Theme of Time in ‘The Battle of Algiers’

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Time marches on, as they say.

When Does A Movie End

Humor, Vibes, and Teasers: When Does a Movie “End,” Exactly?

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The movie /ends/ but where and when, exactly?

Horror Insane Asylums

The Complicated History of Horror Movies and Insane Asylums

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A crutch, a mainstay, an effective setting in the right hands: let’s talk about horror movie insane asylums.

Rope Hitchcock

On ‘Rope’: How Hitchcock Kept His Long Take Movie Suspenseful

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Here’s how Hitch keeps us at the end of our rope … with suspense!