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).
My Brilliant Career Australian New Wave

The Beginner’s Guide to the Australian New Wave

By Meg Shields 

From ‘Wake in Firght’ and beyond, mate.

Edward Yang Yi Yi

Edward Yang’s ‘Yi Yi’ and the Cinematic Poetry of Liminal Space

By Meg Shields 

“Why are we afraid of the first time? Every day in life is a first time.”

Moonrise Kingdom Influences

Knowing Nods: Wes Anderson’s Approach to Cinematic Resonance

By Meg Shields 

“I always wished I was an orphan. Most of my favorite characters are.”

The Red Shoes Horror

Danse Macabre: How ‘The Red Shoes’ Introduced Ballet to Horror Cinema

By Meg Shields 

Anyone else hear toes cracking or is it just us?

Movies Like Manhunter

12 Movies to Watch if You Like Michael Mann’s ‘Manhunter’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

If you can pull yourself away from staring at the ocean for long enough to watch a movie, we recommend selecting one of these twelve.

Movies Like The Fly

12 Movies To Watch If You Like David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

For those who like to be afraid … very afraid.

Joe Dante Studio Filmmaking

Joe Dante’s Divine Comedy: Highs and Lows of Studio Filmmaking

By Meg Shields 

Wow, if you leave talented creatives alone, they tend to create good art! Who’d a thunk it?


Through a (Camera Lens) Darkly: The Art of Abstraction in ‘Blow-Up’

By Meg Shields 

Sometimes searching for order in chaos only leads to more disorder. Also smile, you’re on camera.

Pontypool Canadian Horror

The Eerie Auditory Thrills of Broadcast Horror

By Meg Shields 

Get an earful of this subgenre.