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.
The Boy And The Heron

‘The Boy and the Heron’ is Hayao Miyazaki at his Dreamiest

By Meg Shields 

Listen. The chances of a parakeet being able to wield a sword are slim, but never zero.

Dicks The Musical

‘Dicks: The Musical’ is Stupendously Silly Musical Shitposting

By Meg Shields 

A24, release the Sewer Boys merch … or else.


‘Fingernails’ Wastes Its All-Star Cast On A Faux-Clever Premise

By Meg Shields 

Or: we have ‘The Lobster’ at home.

Next Goal Wins

Taika Waititi’s ‘Next Goal Wins’ Deserves a Handful of Yellow Cards

By Meg Shields 

Straight to the penalty box, Mr. Waititi.

Hundreds Of Beavers

Silent-Era Slapstick Revival ‘Hundreds of Beavers’ Is Dam Brilliant

By Meg Shields 

This is dam good stuff.

Gay Rebel Without A Cause Guy

The Cinematic Origins of the “Bury Your Gays” Cliché

By Meg Shields 

Every trope has an origin story.

Psycho Stair Scene

Anatomy of a Suspense Scene: Alfred Hitchcock’s 4-Part Formula

By Meg Shields 

Or: how to make a scene go off without a Hitch.


How A24 Revived Studio Loyalty

By Meg Shields 

The studio system be like “I lived bitch.”

Strange World Disney

Can We Have More Solarpunk Movies, Please?

By Meg Shields 

Be right back, I’m off to find some overalls and my gardening gloves.