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 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!

Pig movie Nic Cage

That’s Some ‘Pig’: A Big-Hearted Debut of Trauma and Truffles

By Meg Shields 

Finally. ‘Ratatouille’ for depressed people.

The Shining And Lost Highway and auteur theory

A Tale of Two Auteurs: the Myth of Bad Behavior as Artistic Process

By Meg Shields 

Hear us out: treating actors poorly = bad.

Dr Strangelove Pablo Ferro

A Beginner’s Guide to Pablo Ferro: A Titan of Movie Title Design

By Meg Shields 

There are giants of movie title design…and then there’s Pablo Ferro.

Mandy Nic Cage Overacting Smile

The Art of Overacting: How Going Big Can Make a Scene Better

By Meg Shields 

Sometimes overacting is good, actually.

Ghost World

What Makes ‘Ghost World’ Such a Successful Comic Book Adaptation

By Meg Shields 

“Well, I have to admit that things are really starting to look up for me since my life turned to shit.”

Bad Education

Class, Color-Coding, and the Brilliant Costume Design of ‘Bad Education’

By Meg Shields 

What’s red, white, and embezzled public school funds?

Horrorscope Horror Movies Streaming July 2021

All the Horror You Need to Stream in July 2021

By Meg Shields 

Including a bizarre studio genre offering destined for cult status.

Soviet Animation History

From Agitprop to Artistic Rebellion: A Brief History of Soviet Animation

By Meg Shields 

Art is always political. But especially when you’re an animator in the Soviet Union.