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).
Succession Rap Music

Unpacking “L to the OG”: How ‘Succession’ Weaponizes Music

By Meg Shields 

“Handmade suits, raking in loot/Five-star general, y’all best salute.”

Candyman Mouth Bees

How They Shot the Bee Scenes in ‘Candyman’

By Meg Shields 

Here’s the story of how the filmmakers wrangled 200,000 very real honeybees.

Creepshow Drug Traffic

The Season Finale of ‘Creepshow’ Hits a High With ‘Drug Traffic’

By Meg Shields 

Here’s our review of Creepshow’s finale, which boasts a high and a low for Season 3.

Last Night In Soho Giallo

‘Last Night in Soho’ and the Pitfalls of Cult Horror Pastiche

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Pastiche often comes from a place of love. But to successfully pull off a riff on giallo, a film also needs bite.

Equilibrium gun fu

The Birth and the Rise of Gun-Fu

By Meg Shields 

Does punching your gun forward make the bullet hit harder? Who cares, it looks cool.


Consider the Screenshot: Image-Capture and Our Relationship to Movies

By Meg Shields 

Admit it: we all have a folder on our desktop containing a mountain of screengrabs.

North By Northwest Alfred HItchcock James Bond Cary Grant

‘North by Northwest’ is Basically a James Bond Movie as Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

By Meg Shields 

“My name is Thornhill. Roger Thornhill! It’s never been anything else!”

Bond Movies Ranked By Moment

The James Bond Films Ranked by Their Best Moment

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Best foot forward, Mr. Bond.

A Ghost Story David Lowery Long Take

David Lowery’s Guide to Interesting Long Takes

By Meg Shields 

Sustained shots are best when they’re done for a specific reason. And yes, that includes confronting the inescapable march of time.