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).
My Own Private Idaho

How ‘My Own Private Idaho’ Broke Boundaries for Queer Cinema

By Meg Shields 

“I love you, and you don’t pay me.”

Water Queer Cinema

Bodies of Water: Swimming and Hydrophilia in Queer Cinema

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay about the metaphorical bond between water and Queer Cinema, from their shared sense of liberation to their mutability.

Mccabe And Mr Miller Beatty

14 Movies to Watch if You Like Robert Altman’s ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’

By Meg Shields 

Ride into the snow-capped sunset and watch these movies.

The Simpsons Ep Couch Gag

The Sitcom Purgatory of Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag

By Meg Shields 

There are a lot of Simpsons couch gags. But only one of them is an existential terror trip.

Welcome To The Dollhouse Dawn Table

The Hilariously Painful Pre-Teen Mirror of ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’

By Meg Shields 

“Who told you to fight back?”

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire Script Breakdown

Script to Screen: Visualizing the Turning Point of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

By Meg Shields 

Getting to know you/Getting to know all about you

Spirited Away

Growing Pains: Names, Autonomy, and the Changing Self in ‘Spirited Away’

By Meg Shields 

A liminal journey through the spirit realm by any other name would smell as sweet…

Terrence Malick A Hidden Life

Chasing Butterflies: Observations on the Visual Style of Terrence Malick

By Meg Shields 

Hope y’all brought your allergy medication because we’re going to be running through some fields.

The Evil Dead Shotgun

Fake Blood and True Grit: How Sam Raimi Made 1981’s ‘The Evil Dead’

By Meg Shields 

Turns out making a splatter film in the dead of winter is a horrorshow in its own right.