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).
Visual Effects Crisis

Why You Should Support a Visual Effects Artists’ Union

By Meg Shields 

VFX govern our movies now more than ever … so why are studios (and certain directors) treating VFX artists like shit?

Streaming Horror December

All the Horror You Need to Stream in December 2022

By Meg Shields 

Want to have a holy horror Christmas this December? Let’s have a peek at what’s streaming.

Memories Of Murder Color Theory

The Color Theory of ‘Memories of Murder’

By Meg Shields 

What’s red, green, blue, and muted-grey all over?

The Last Black Man In Sf Grass

Celebrating The Cinematography of Adam Newport-Berra

By Meg Shields 

From ‘Euphoria’ and ‘The Bear’ to Adele music videos and beyond!

Banshees Of Inisherin

Rules of the Game: How Martin McDonagh Satirizes Masculinity

By Meg Shields 

Violence, Shame, Victimization. Repeat.

Nope Sound Design

What Nope’s Sound Design Can Teach Us About Terror vs. Horror

By Meg Shields 

/Please/ tell me that was just the wind.

Loanwords: Parasite mom with dog

What We Can Learn From the English Code Switching in ‘Parasite’

By Meg Shields 


Movie MacGuffins: Pulp Fiction Briefcase

A Beginner’s Guide to Identifying Movie MacGuffins

By Meg Shields 

You could replace the microfilm in ‘North By Northwest’ with a pair of fuzzy pink slippers … which is why it’s a MacGuffin.

Requiem For A Dream Tv

How to Un-F*ck Your Default TV Settings

By Meg Shields 

He sees you when you have motion blurring. He knows when you’re using proprietary modes that came with your TV. (Yes, we’re talking about Tom Cruise).