The Queue

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Silence Of The Lambs Clarice

Why Clarice Starling is Such a Compelling Thriller Character


The ‘Silence of the Lambs’ character is one of the most complex characters ever put on screen.

Crayon Shin Chan nostalgia

‘Crayon Shin-chan’ and the Dangers of Toxic Nostalgia


Here’s what the ninth installment of the ‘Crayon Shin-chan’ series can teach us about the pitfalls and limitations of nostalgia.

Stranger Things Tone

Why ‘Stranger Things’ is a Masterclass in Setting the Right Tone


Here’s how ‘Stranger Things’ conveys its genre-blend in its pitch deck, in the script, and on the screen.

James Gandolfini

The Emotional Tour-De-Force of James Gandolfini


Here’s why James Gandolfini’s performance as Tony Soprano is one of the greatest ever committed to the small screen.

The Red Shoes cinematography

Why ‘The Red Shoes’ Looks So Damn Good


Vibrant, lively: here’s why ‘The Red Shoes’ packs a visual punch all these years later.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Local Acts of Terror: The Legacy of ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’


Bone up on your proto-slasher history. Here’s the forgotten legacy of ‘The Town that Dreaded Sundown.’

Legend Ridley Scott Pinewood Fire Darkness

An Oral History of the Time Ridley Scott Burned Down Pinewood Studios


During the shooting of Ridley Scott’s ‘Legend,’ the famous “James Bond Set” at Pinewood Studios caught fire.

The Thing musical Dynamite

Re-Imagining ‘The Thing’ as a Big-Band Musical


Sure the Thing can absorb other life forms but did you know it can also carry a tune?

Man Who Fell To Earth

The Soundtrack That Fell to Earth


Here’s the story of why Nicolas Roeg decided not to use David Bowie’s proposed soundtrack for ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’.