Meg Shields

Anna Swanson is a Senior Contributor who hails from Toronto. She can usually be found at the nearest rep screening of a Brian De Palma film.

Double Take: Unpacking The Controversies of ‘Joker’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Two films about radicalization made waves at TIFF, but what do these vastly different movies actually have to say about the subject?


How ‘The Vigil’ Director Keith Thomas Made a Jewish Genre Film

By Meg Shields 

We spoke to ‘The Vigil’ writer-director Keith Thomas about his (un)Orthodox genre debut, his love of Skinny Puppy, and the delicate art of spider wrangling.

True History Of The Kelly Gang

‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Review: A Gleefully Bonkers Take on Australia’s Greatest Outlaw

By Meg Shields 

More like Portrait of a Kelly Gang on Fire.

Jojo Rabbit Forest

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Review: A Hitler Comedy That’s More Safe Than Subversive

By Meg Shields 

Taika Waititi’s latest is too cute to land a punch.

Guns Akimbo

‘Guns Akimbo’ Review: A Sensory Overload that Fires Blanks

By Meg Shields 

Despite an enticingly bananas premise, the follow up from ‘Deathgasm’ director Jason Lei Howden is something of a misfire.

Pain and Glory

‘Pain and Glory’ Review: A Tender Portrait of Hurt and Heart in Almodóvar’s Latest

By Meg Shields 

Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ is an intensely personal and sensuous return to form.

Vast of Night

‘The Vast of Night’ Review: An Out of This World Directorial Debut

By Meg Shields 

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ by way of ‘Pontypool’? Beam us up.

Coloroutofspace Hero

‘Color Out of Space’ Review: A Disappointing Delirium Showing Why Cosmic Horror Needs to Be Personal

By Meg Shields 

Some people waited twelve hours in line for Richard Stanley’s Lovecraftian return, but was it worth it?

Lucy In The Sky

What We’re Watching Before the 2019 Toronto Film Festival

By Meg Shields 

Want to feel prepared for your next favorite film? We’ve got you covered.