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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Is ‘The Wolfman’ Remake Really As Bad As Everyone Says?


Aoooooooo, werewolves of hum-drum.

Blonde Cameras

A Beginner’s Guide to Shutter Angle


It’s a matter of degrees.

The Last Of Us Ellie

Why 21st Century Apocalypse Fiction Hits Different


It’s the end of the world as we know it and survival isn’t enough.

Darius Khonji Cinematography

A Beginner’s Guide to the Cinematography of Darius Khondji


When the likes of David Fincher, James Gray, and Bong Joon Ho want to work with you … you’re doing something right.

Tár Time Theme

Time is the Thing: Authority, Control, and the Key Theme of ‘TÁR’


The past has a way of catching up with everyone. Even Lydia Tár.

Lethal Weapon D

4 (Technical) Reasons 3D Movies Aren’t Immersive


If you’re not feeling especially “sucked in” to 3D movies, don’t worry you’re not alone.

Mandy Trip Sequence

Bad Trip, Good Scene: The Anatomy of a Great Movie Drug Trip Sequence


Grab your water and your trip babysitter, lads, we’re going under!

David Lynch The Fablemans

A Fast and Furious History of Director Cameos


Actor-directors … director-actors … what’s the difference?

The Haunted Mansion

An Impassioned Case For 2003’s ‘The Haunted Mansion’


Jennifer Tilly as a disembodied head trapped inside a crystal ball? Five stars.