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).
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Why ‘The French Dispatch’ is Wes Anderson’s Most Stylish Film To Date

By Meg Shields 

‘The French Dispatch’ is all about having fun with art even when the subject matter is serious. Naturally, the film itself is a stylistic smorgasbord.


Dream Therapy: The Heartfelt Humanism of Satoshi Kon’s ‘Paprika’

By Meg Shields 

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? When it comes to Satoshi Kon’s ‘Paprika’ the answer is an enthusiastic yes.

Horror Streaming February

All the Horror You Need to Stream in February 2022

By Meg Shields 

Whether you’re in the mood for some romance with a bit of goop OR some goop with a bit of romance, the freaky February streaming scene has got you covered.

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I’m Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. Leone: How a Shot Defined the Western

By Meg Shields 

Sergio Leone put the Western genre under a microscope. Or at the very least, a macro lens.

Analog Digital Sound Blow Out

The Pros and Cons of Analog vs. Digital Audio

By Meg Shields 

Dedicated hardware or everything “in a box”? Here’s a look at why this age-old debate is about more than “what sounds better.”

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Why High Resolution Shouldn’t be a Standard in Modern Filmmaking

By Meg Shields 

4K should be a practical and artistic choice … not a requirement.

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Jump On It: Exploring the Narrative Potential of the Jump Cut

By Meg Shields 

From special effects to montage, to pure, unbridled style, here’s a brief introduction to the many uses of the jump cut.

Come And See and Mozart Lacrimosa

What Movies Tell Us About the Expressive Power of Mozart’s Lacrimosa

By Meg Shields 

We often think about what pre-existing music tells us about films, but what do films tell us about pre-existing music?

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The Eerie Likeness of ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

By Meg Shields 

“I’ve gone back to my first love: painting.”