Meg Shields

Meg has been writing professionally about all things film-related since 2016. She is a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects as well as a Curator for One Perfect Shot. She has attended international film festivals such as TIFF, Hot Docs, and the Nitrate Picture Show as a member of the press. In her day job as an archivist and records manager, she regularly works with physical media and is committed to ensuring ongoing physical media accessibility in the digital age. You can find more of Meg's work at Cinema Scope, Dead Central, and Nonfics. She has also appeared on a number of film-related podcasts, including All the President's Minutes, Zodiac: Chronicle, Cannes I Kick It?, and Junk Filter. Her work has been shared on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Business Insider, and CherryPicks. Meg has a B.A. from the University of King's College and a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto.
Lala Land Flipped Image

Why a Filmmaker Might Choose to Flip a Shot

By Meg Shields 

To flip, or not to flip? That is the question.

Devil And Daniel Webster

The Enduring Folk Horror of ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster’

By Meg Shields 

“I’d fight ten thousand devils to save a New Hampshire man.”

Wicked Wicked Split Screen

‘Wicked, Wicked,’ Polyrhythmic Form, and the Vicious Split-Screen

By Meg Shields 

My god, I’m seeing double.

Best Horror Movies Streaming April

All the Horror You Need to Stream in April 2023

By Meg Shields 

The Streaming Services giveth ‘Malignant’ and the streaming services taketh away ‘Malignant.’

Wally Pfister Cinematography

From ‘Momento’ to ‘Moneyball’: A Beginner’s Guide to Wally Pfister

By Meg Shields 

Never underestimate the erotic thriller to ‘Batman’ pipeline.

Thelma and Louise ending car

Full Throttle: Re-Thinking the Ending of ‘Thelma and Louise’

By Meg Shields 

“Let’s keep goin’!”

Godzilla Vs Biollante

Big Boys and Mighty Metaphors: The Symbolic Power of the Kaiju

By Meg Shields 

Big boys. Big ideas.

Emily The Criminal

Constraints as Style: The Visual Language of “Emily the Criminal”

By Meg Shields 

When constraints lead to creativity, good things happen.

Avatar The Way Of Water Pandora

Why Pandora is the Thematic Key to ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

By Meg Shields 

Can you *sea* what James Cameron is doing?