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.
Son Of The White Mare

The Stylish Majesty of ‘Son of the White Mare’

By Meg Shields 

An essential pillar of animation horse-tory.

Rrr Action Ss Rajamouli

How to Direct an Action Movie Like SS Rajamouli

By Meg Shields 

Queue the speed ramping.

Last Of Us News Interview John Hannah

What Makes the Prologue from ‘The Last of Us’ So Effective

By Meg Shields 

Exploring what makes the grim prologue of The Last of Us season 1 so effective.

Andor Location Canary Warf

Why the Locations of ‘Andor’ Feel So Familiar

By Meg Shields 

Nothing quite like that sweet sweet tactility, amirite?

Lupin Iii The First

Why ‘Lupin III: The First’ is the Perfect Gateway to the Franchise

By Meg Shields 

Keep an eye out for those for gentleman thieves, they’ll steel you heart.


Subtitles Are On the Rise (And Digital Technology is to Blame)

By Meg Shields 

“Sorry, I can’t hear anything without the subtitles on.”

Streaming Horror March 2023

All the Horror You Need to Stream in March 2023

By Meg Shields 

When it comes to horror streaming, March Madness is underway.

Alien Nostromo Jacket

A Brief, Messy History of Who Wrote 1979’s ‘Alien’

By Meg Shields 

In space, no one can hear your screenplay.

Deliverance Waterfall Burt Reynolds

Man vs Waterfall: The ‘Deliverance’ Stunt That Broke Burt Reynolds

By Meg Shields 

“Insurance? I don’t believe in insurance.”