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.
Wes Anderson Hitchcock homage

How Wes Anderson’s Nod to Hitchcock Exemplifies What an Homage Should Be

By Meg Shields 

What is the difference between a lazy rip-off and an artful homage?

Scott Pilgrim

How Edgar Wright Foregrounds Sound

By Meg Shields 

*furious whip-pan noises*

Howl's Moving Castle

The Comfort Food Paradox of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

By Meg Shields 

A heart is a heavy burden. Here’s how, in spite of its grimness, Hayao Miyazaki’s film lightens the load.

Cinema Paradiso Projectionists

A Love Letter to On-Screen Projectionists

By Meg Shields 

DO pay attention to that man behind the curtain!

Train To Busan

‘Train to Busan’ is a Case Study in Meaningful Character Death

By Meg Shields 

All aboard! Watch a video essay that shows why Yeon Sang-ho’s film is better than most in the zombie subgenre.

Peter Jackson's Bad Taste

Gumption and Gore: How Peter Jackson Made ‘Bad Taste’

By Meg Shields 

“Peter Jackson make another horror film” challenge.

Mandy score Church

Why the Language of ‘Mandy’ is Sound

By Meg Shields 

You’re a special one, ‘Mandy.’

Bronson film Clown

How ‘Bronson’ Subverts the Prison Film

By Meg Shields 

Watch a video essay by Jessica McGoff about both Nicolas Winding Refn and Tom Hardy’s breakout film.

sound of Jackie Portman Concert

The Sound of Trauma: The Aural Storytelling of ‘Jackie’

By Meg Shields 

How does sound affect how we understand a character? For Pablo Larraín’s film it’s more than just an accent.