Author: Meg Shields

Burgeoning wine mom and talented napper. Secretly just three toddlers in a trenchcoat.

Fact Checking The Movies: International Water Law

According to movies like "The Meg," anything goes on the high seas. Turns out it’s not that simple.

The 50 Best Final Shots in Movie History

Here’s lookin’ at you, beautiful final shots.

The Definitive Fall TV Survival Guide

Full stream ahead!

Men Behind the Curtain: The Influences of ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Mussorgsky, ‘Metropolis,’ and Magicians — oh, my!

How to Escalate a Franchise According to ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’

Mission: Impossible—Fallout shares a lot of beats with its predecessors. Why doesn't it feel derivative?

25 Movie Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

New, improved: not every follow-up has to suck.

10 Cinematic Cults That We Would Consider Joining

From venerated car engines to pagan mosh pits, some cinematic cults seem like a total blast.

The Romantic Comedy Ideology

The road to romance is paved with disposable fiancés.

10 Movies Secretly Based on Famous Works of Literature

From the many reworkings of Shakespeare to inspirations for Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson films.

Hot and Slaughtered: A Guide to Summer Horror Movies

Oh, those summer (fright) nights.