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).
Natasha Braier Cinematography

From ‘XXY’ to ‘The Neon Demon’: The Cinematography of Natasha Braier

By Meg Shields 

A bold, uncompromising voice in cinematography: here’s a quick intro to what defines the work of Natasha Braier.

Denis Villeneuve Directing Style

A Crash Course on the Directorial Evolution of Denis Villeneuve

By Meg Shields 

How did Denis Villeneuve get to ‘Dune’? Here’s a quick introduction to how the French-Canadian director found his creative voice.

Alita Battle Angel CGI Skin

Pore Than Meets the Eye: Why It’s So Hard to Make CGI Skin Look Real

By Meg Shields 

Looks like the uncanny valley was only … skin deep.

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye Jessica Chastain

TIFF 2021: ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ is Appropriately Campy and Flawed

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Extravagant and charming, but with some bumps along the way, this is a biopic befitting its larger-than-life subject.


‘Dune’ Terminology 101: An Essential Glossary for the Uninitiated

By Meg Shields 

Prepare for Denis Villeneuve’s new movie adaptation with this handy vocab lesson.

Taxi Driver Movie Quote

In Praise of Rhetorical Questions: The Secret to an Iconic Movie Quote

By Meg Shields 

Want to know why rhetorical questions stick in our heads? Well, do you, punk?

The Guilty Jake Gyllenhaal

TIFF 2021: ‘The Guilty’ is a Heavy-Handed Remake of a Better Thriller

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Antoine Fuqua’s version is thrilling but ultimately redundant.

title character in The Worst Person In The World

TIFF 2021: ‘The Worst Person in the World’ is the Best Rom-Com in Years

By Meg Shields 

Finally, a tragi-rom-com for people who don’t do tragi-rom-coms.

Ralph Bakshi Lord Of The Rings

An In-Depth History of Ralph Bakshi’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’

By Meg Shields 

Remember when they let the guy who made ‘Fritz the Cat’ adapt ‘The Lord of the Rings’? The ’70s were wild, man.