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).
Decision To Leave

How “Decision to Leave” Weaponizes Misdirection

By Meg Shields 

Every director gets to make a Hitchcock.

Heaven's Gate Dead Guy

The Day New Hollywood Died

By Meg Shields 

New Hollywood is dead, long live New Hollywood.

Crimes Of The Future

In Profile: The Art of the Cinematic Close-Up

By Meg Shields 

/Are/ you ready for your close-up, Mr. DeMille?

Best Video Essays 2022

The Best Video Essays of 2022

By Meg Shields 

Sit back, relax: you might learn something.

Horror Streaming January 2023

All the Horror You Need to Stream in January 2023

By Meg Shields 

Ring in the new year with a bucket or blood or two.

Best Movie Trailers of 2022

The Best Movie Trailers of 2022

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a look at the 15 best first impressions that movies made in 2022.

The Last Broadcast

The Prescient Faux-Documentary Horror of ‘The Last Broadcast’

By Meg Shields 

Tulpas, truthiness, and the terrifying early days of web forms … ‘The Last Broadcast’ was truly ahead of its time.

Subtle Performance Burning

Small Parts: In Praise of The Quiet Screen Performance

By Meg Shields 

Sometimes the “most” acting isn’t the “best” acting.

The Last Unicorn

Remembering ‘The Last Unicorn’: Rankin/Bass’ Cult Classic

By Meg Shields 

Rankin AND Bass? In THIS economy?