Meg Shields

Meg has been writing professionally about all things film-related since 2016. She is a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects as well as a Curator for One Perfect Shot. She has attended international film festivals such as TIFF, Hot Docs, and the Nitrate Picture Show as a member of the press. In her day job as an archivist and records manager, she regularly works with physical media and is committed to ensuring ongoing physical media accessibility in the digital age. You can find more of Meg's work at Cinema Scope, Dead Central, and Nonfics. She has also appeared on a number of film-related podcasts, including All the President's Minutes, Zodiac: Chronicle, Cannes I Kick It?, and Junk Filter. Her work has been shared on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Business Insider, and CherryPicks. Meg has a B.A. from the University of King's College and a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto.
Barry Lyndon Candlelight

A Beginner’s Guide to Low Light Cinematography

By Meg Shields 

It’s lights out for some cinematographers. No. Literally.

Blade Runner Eye and camera aperture

Ask a Filmmaker: What Is the Frame Rate of the Human Eye?

By Meg Shields 

Say it with me: The eye is not a camera!

The Devil's Backbone Bomb

The Ticking Time Bomb of ‘The Devil’s Backbone’

By Meg Shields 

(and it’s /not/ the bomb)

Waltz on screen: Last Year At Marienbad

Why the Waltz Works So Well On-Screen

By Meg Shields 

Can we have this dance?

Evil Dead Rise

12 Movies to Watch if You Like ‘Evil Dead Rise’

By Meg Shields 

With a new entry in the delightfully demented ‘Evil Dead’ franchise, we gift you with a hand-picked list of movies you’ll like if you’re a fan of ‘Evil Dead Rise.’


Is ‘The Wolfman’ Remake Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

By Meg Shields 

Aoooooooo, werewolves of hum-drum.

Blonde Cameras

A Beginner’s Guide to Shutter Angle

By Meg Shields 

It’s a matter of degrees.

Horror Streaming May 2023

All the Horror You Need to Stream in May 2023

By Meg Shields 

Because you can’t spell murderous mayhem without “May!”

The Last Of Us Ellie

Why 21st Century Apocalypse Fiction Hits Different

By Meg Shields 

It’s the end of the world as we know it and survival isn’t enough.