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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Ouatih Driving

Out of Time: Lessons in Editing From Cliff Booth’s Drive Home


Or: how to get to the Valley from Beverly Hills in under three minutes.


Revisiting The Marketing Quandary of ‘Dune’


Let’s revisit the spicy original trailer for David Lynch’s 1984 disasterpiece.

How Does Animation Work?

Frames in Motion: A Beginner’s Guide To How Animation Works


Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how animation works, in under three minutes.

The Age of Innocence

Revisiting ‘The Age of Innocence’ in the Age of Social Distancing


While we’re all keeping at a distance: one of the greatest films ever made about frustrated desire and the power of touch.


‘Cats’ and the Death of the Awards-Hopeful Musical Adaptation


Be a connoisseur of chaos and watch this feature-length video about how ‘Cats’ the musical, and the cinematic nightmare fuel, came to be.

The Exorcist Banned Trailer

What The Banned Trailer for ‘The Exorcist’ Can Teach Us About Our Tolerance for Terror


Nightmare fuel or experimental masterpiece? You decide.

Sweded Film

It’s The Perfect Time to Start “Sweding” Films Again


2008’s ‘Be Kind Rewind’ kicked off a trend of hilariously homemade no-budget remakes of cinema classics. Now that we’re all trapped inside, what better time to revitalize the ‘sweded film’?


How to Make a Short Horror Film from the Comfort of Your Own Home


‘Shazam!’ director David F. Sandberg is stuck in his house. So he made a short film about how terrifying houses can be.


The Enduring Power of Stop-Motion Animation


An unemployed special effect struggles to find work in this bittersweet short film about going out-of-style in Hollywood.