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).
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TIFF 2021: What’s Premiering and What’s Missing So Far

By Meg Shields 

A festival that will henceforth be known as “TIFFord.”

Marie Antoinette Mise En Scene

‘Marie Antoinette’ and the Argument for Mise-en-Scène as Film Form

By Meg Shields 

Sometimes a prop is more than just a prop.

Robin Hood Disney

The Cinematic Life (and Death) of Robin Hood: How Realism Kills Legends

By Meg Shields 

“Rob? That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.”

Only God Forgives film lighting gaffer

An (Illuminating) Beginner’s Guide to What a Gaffer Does on a Film Set

By Meg Shields 

Ever wondered what, or who, a “gaffer” is? Well, let’s … shed some light on the subject.

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.