The Queue

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Cure Horror

Hypnotic Anatomy: What Makes Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Cure’ So Scary


“All the things that used to be inside of me… now they are all outside.”

Hardcore Schrader

Paul Schrader and the Redemptive Act of Watching Movies


“Only The Audience Forgives”

True Lies Bridge Stunt

The Time James Cameron Blew Up a Real Bridge for ‘True Lies’


Nobody does it better (than James Cameron)

The Thing Suspense

The Elements of Suspense: How 3 Different Directors Build Tension


Oh my god, who put this bomb under my table? Hitchcock! Not again!

Spider Man Landlord Character

Why Everyday Joes Make Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ So Special


Give me rent!* (*cool, everyday characters)

House Horror

Why a 10-year-old Girl Is Credited for Co-Writing 1977’s ‘House’


‘House’ is one of the most bonkers horror films ever made. And we have a child to thank for it.


Pain is Temporary, Food is Forever: The Themes of ‘Tampopo’


This world needs fewer RaBOYS and more RaMEN

The Rehearsal

Okay, How Real is ‘The Rehearsal,’ Actually?


Something, something, all the world’s a stage.

Top Gun Maverick

Why the Stunts in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Feel So Dang Real


Hint: it’s because they’re real.