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).
NT Rama Rao Jr in RRR

Unpacking the Crossover Mega-Success of ‘RRR’

By Meg Shields 

If you STILL haven’t seen the best film of the year, this is your sign! Run don’t walk!

Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Do You Hear What I Hear?: An Intro to Expressionistic Sound Design

By Meg Shields 

Gotham has romantic rain, tension rain … detectiv-ing rain …

Wade Short Film

In Praise of ‘Wade’: The Brutal Animated Climate Change Horror Short

By Meg Shields 

Climate change, tigers, and the apocalypse, oh my!

Requiem For A Dream Score

Why Clint Mansell’s ‘Requiem for a Dream’ Score Gets Under Your Skin

By Meg Shields 

Musical motifs are one hell of a drug. Also, drugs are one hell of a drug.

Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson Symmetry

How Wes Anderson’s Symmetry Extends to Editing

By Meg Shields 

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

Spider Man No Way Home Ending

So Long Spandex: Unravelling the CGI Modern Superhero Suit

By Meg Shields 

Insidious? Artful? You decide!

Best Movies 2021: Drive My Car

‘Drive My Car’ and ‘Uncle Vanya’: How Intertextuality Enriches a Film

By Meg Shields 

Beep beep! It’s time to talk about intertextuality!

Batman Gotham

Which ‘Batman’ Film Had the Best Gotham?

By Meg Shields 

Your answer may vary depending on your love of German Expressionism.

Studio Laika: Kubo And The Strings

How Studio Laika Seeds Their Stories with Invisible Labor

By Meg Shields 

Ah yes, the unseen magical realm to just-out-of-frame animators pipeline.