Meg Shields

Based in the Pacific North West, Meg enjoys long scrambles on cliff faces and cozying up with a good piece of 1960s eurotrash. As a senior contributor at FSR, Meg's objective is to spread the good word about the best of sleaze, genre, and practical effects.
Dream Scenario

Nic Cage Confronts His Own Memeification in ‘Dream Scenario’

By Meg Shields 

Finally. ‘Inception’ for people who know what “milkshake duck” is.

The Holdovers

Alexander Payne is Back With Holiday Humbug ‘The Holdovers’

By Meg Shields 

Because nothing says “Christmas” like trauma bonding over a tall glass of scotch.

The Boy And The Heron

‘The Boy and the Heron’ is Hayao Miyazaki at his Dreamiest

By Meg Shields 

Listen. The chances of a parakeet being able to wield a sword are slim, but never zero.

Dicks The Musical

‘Dicks: The Musical’ is Stupendously Silly Musical Shitposting

By Meg Shields 

A24, release the Sewer Boys merch … or else.


‘Fingernails’ Wastes Its All-Star Cast On A Faux-Clever Premise

By Meg Shields 

Or: we have ‘The Lobster’ at home.

Next Goal Wins

Taika Waititi’s ‘Next Goal Wins’ Deserves a Handful of Yellow Cards

By Meg Shields 

Straight to the penalty box, Mr. Waititi.

Hundreds Of Beavers

Silent-Era Slapstick Revival ‘Hundreds of Beavers’ Is Dam Brilliant

By Meg Shields 

This is dam good stuff.

Psycho Stair Scene

Anatomy of a Suspense Scene: Alfred Hitchcock’s 4-Part Formula

By Meg Shields 

Or: how to make a scene go off without a Hitch.


How A24 Revived Studio Loyalty

By Meg Shields 

The studio system be like “I lived bitch.”