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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Christopher Nolan Insomnia Remake

Is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Insomnia’ a Successful Remake?

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Eh, maybe we’ll sleep on it.

Everything Everywhere All At Once is about being Very Online

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ And How to Survive Being Very Online

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Is anyone else craving an everything bagel? Just us?

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer Bk

The Artificial Heart of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

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From stifling sets to cold dialogue, here’s how artificiality informs the work of Yorgos Lanthimos, especially ‘A Killing of a Sacred Deer.’

Early Cinema Edison Sneeze

Let There Be Lumières: The Early Days of Cinema, Explained

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Turns out that making bank on technological spectacle is at the backbone of movie making. Cool.

Ray Harryhausen Stop Motion Jason Argo Giant

Dynamation Explained: How Ray Harryhausen Integrated Stop-Motion Elements to Live Action

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Patience and artistry strikes again!

Sam Raimi Hudsucker Montage

Why Sam Raimi’s Montage Scene in ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ Rules

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Sam Raimi’s montages run circles around most directors’.

Crimes Of The Future Ear Guy

It is Time To Listen: The Sound Design of David Cronenberg

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The new flesh makes all kinds of noises (most of it is squelching).

American International Pictures Movie Posters

Why American International Pictures Made Movies Backwards

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Hate clickbait? Blame AIP.

Pink Narcissus

Seeing Yourself (On Screen): The Daring Fantasy of ‘Pink Narcissus’

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Can you blame us for getting lost in this hazy, high-camp fantasy?