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).
Ingrid Goes West - Social Cinema

From ‘Spree’ to ‘Zola’: Crafting the Canon of Social Media Cinema

By Meg Shields 

Social media may have been a mistake but at least we’re getting some compelling films out of it.

The Black Stallion movie theater scene

If They Can Survive the Pandemic, Movie Theaters Might Be Here to Stay

By Meg Shields 

Reports of the death of movie theaters have been greatly exagerated.

Drew Barrymore in Scream

13 Movies to Watch if You Like Wes Craven’s ‘Scream’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Do you like scary movies? We sure do. Here are some that remind us a whole lot of Wes Craven’s meta-horror classic.

Swiss Army Man

The Sound of Silliness: Appreciating the Soundtrack to ‘Swiss Army Man’

By Meg Shields 

Queue the sad rendition of “Cotton Eye Joe.”

Succession Opening Credits

The Family Business: Breaking Down the Opening Credits of ‘Succession’

By Meg Shields 

Yeah, yeah, yeah the music slaps. But what are the opening credits to ‘Succession’ trying to tell us about the show’s main theme?

Interrogation Scenes

Anatomy of an Interrogation Scene

By Meg Shields 

High contrast lighting and over-the-shoulder shots? Must be an interrogation scene.

Jimmy Stewart Villain Roles

An All-American Degenerate: The Times James Stewart Played the Villain

By Meg Shields 

Inside you there are two Jimmy Stewarts: an all-American everyman and a sneering blackhat.

Tarantino Vega Brothers

Imagining the ‘Vega Brothers’ Movie Quentin Tarantino Never Made

By Meg Shields 

This fake trailer’s got F-bombs in spades. By which we mean: Felons, Firearms, and Family.

West Side Story Dance

A Brief History of How Street Dance Influenced the Movie Musical

By Meg Shields 

From “West Side Story’ to ‘In the Heights’ here’s a brief look at the way urban dance informs the modern movie musical.