Meg Shields

Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your dreams and a senior contributor at Film School Rejects. She currently runs three columns at FSR: The Queue, How'd They Do That?, and Horrorscope. She is also a curator for One Perfect Shot and a freelance writer for hire. Meg can be found screaming about John Boorman's 'Excalibur' on Twitter here: @TheWorstNun. (She/Her).
Dune Worm

How Hans Zimmer’s Score Hints at the Interconnectedness of ‘Dune’

By Meg Shields 

Let’s talk about those bagpipes y’all.

Stagecoach Yakima Canutt

How They Shot the Carriage Drag Stunt in John Ford’s ‘Stagecoach’

By Meg Shields 

Hay is for horses. Internal organs are for cowards.

The Darjeeling Limited Wes Anderson

Big Feels and Flat Affect: Why Wes Anderson Represses Emotion

By Meg Shields 

Ever wondered why the director of ‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ ‘The Darjeeling Limited,’ and ‘The French Dispatch’ flattens emotion? We’ve got a video essay for that.

Horror Streaming December 2021

All the Horror You Need to Stream in December 2021

By Meg Shields 

Keep the spirits bright (and appeased) with this breakdown of all the horror films hitting (and ditching) streaming services this December.

Paul Thomas Anderson Shutterstock

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Films, Ranked

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

How do you rank a filmography full of bangers? Very carefully, it turns out.

Seven David Fincher rain movie

Why it Always Rains in David Fincher Movies

By Meg Shields 

Simply put, you cannot rain on Fincher’s parade.

The Adventures Of Tintin

The (Many) Cinematic Adventures of Tintin

By Meg Shields 

Time to praise one of the few fully mocap animated films to clear the uncanny valley.

Zodiac Yellow Collage

Yellow, Stranger: The Color Theory of Zodiac

By Meg Shields 

Because nothing says “obsession with an elusive killer” quite like the color of bile.

Days Of Summer Expectations Reality

‘(500) Days of Summer’ and How to Shoot the Same Scene Two Ways

By Meg Shields 

It’s important to balance your expectations … just like it’s important to use different focal lengths to convey different levels of intimacy.