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).
The Graduate Ending Bus

Contrast and a Needle Drop: Dissecting the Iconic Ending of ‘The Graduate’

By Meg Shields 

If there’s one thing that’ll give your life purpose, it’s disrupting a wedding, right? Right?!

The Green Knight Dev Patel

12 Movies To Watch If You Like ‘The Green Knight’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

From Arthurian Legends to modern myth-making, these are the best streaming picks for those enchanted by ‘The Green Knight’


How Pollution is Changing the Way Films are Shot in India

By Meg Shields 

*laughs nervously in West Coast wildfire*

Bo Burnham Inside Format

Mediation, Artifice, and the Anxious Digital Format of ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’

By Meg Shields 

Well, well. Look who’s inside again.

Tiff Preview

TIFF 2021: What’s Premiering and What’s Missing So Far

By Meg Shields 

A festival that will henceforth be known as “TIFFord.”

Marie Antoinette Mise En Scene

‘Marie Antoinette’ and the Argument for Mise-en-Scène as Film Form

By Meg Shields 

Sometimes a prop is more than just a prop.

Robin Hood Disney

The Cinematic Life (and Death) of Robin Hood: How Realism Kills Legends

By Meg Shields 

“Rob? That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.”

Only God Forgives film lighting gaffer

An (Illuminating) Beginner’s Guide to What a Gaffer Does on a Film Set

By Meg Shields 

Ever wondered what, or who, a “gaffer” is? Well, let’s … shed some light on the subject.

The Rocketeer

Warmth, Wonder, and the Wild Cinematic Shelf Life of ‘The Rocketeer’

By Meg Shields 

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s one of the most earnest and bizarre superhero movies ever made!