The Queue

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The Howling

Horrifying and Humorous: The Early Films of Joe Dante


From ‘Movie Orgy’ to ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie.’

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The Sumptuous Sound Design of Pedro Almodóvar


Here’s a look at how Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar uses sound design to construct vibrant, tactile worlds.

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How Steven Spielberg Dramatizes the Dinner Table


Here’s a look at all the humble, but essential, scenes in the films of Steven Spielberg that center around the dinner table.

The Promise Thai Horror

The Weird and Wonderful World of Thai Horror


Here’s an impassioned plea for why you should shake things up and check out the wonderful and terrifying world of Thai horror films.

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The Humble Cut is the Secret Weapon of Visual Effects


What’s the oldest, cheapest special effect? The answer is just a cut away!

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The Groundbreaking Sound of Delia Derbyshire


If you don’t know who Delia Derbyshire is, you should. Here’s a primer on the unsung heroine of British electronic music.

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The “Cubicle Movie” and How Cinema Reflects Periods of Stability


The 1990s were a carefree time compared to the decades surrounding it. Here’s how the films of 1999 specifically contended with this apparent stability.

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The Endlessly Re-Watchable Prophecy of ‘The Social Network’


It’s been a decade since David Fincher’s less-than-flattering look at Facebook’s founder hit the big screen. Here’s why we can’t stop watching this preview of the apocalypse.

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What is Dogme 95, Anyway?


Of all of the cinematic manifestos, Dogme 95 is perhaps the most infamous. Here’s a look at the origin and rules of the “Vows of Chastity.”