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.
Vertical Cinema Damien Chazelle

The Vertical Cinematography of Damien Chazelle’s ‘The Stunt Double’

By Meg Shields 

Sure, you’d watch a film shot on an iPhone, but what if it were shot vertically?

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All the New Horror Streaming in August 2020, and What’s Leaving

By Meg Shields 

Here’s our monthly rundown of all the horror flicks dropping and departing from your favorite streaming services in August 2020.

Jeffrey Combs in Reanimator

Celebrating the Deadly Duo of Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs

By Meg Shields 

A video tribute to one of genre film’s most enduring team-ups.

Pedro Almodovar design

The Total Design of Pedro Almodóvar

By Meg Shields 

Almodóvar is anything but subtle. And that’s a good thing.

Salo Ceremonial Costume

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Cinema of Transgression

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay on why Pier Paolo Pasolini was the master of crossing the line.

Y Tu Mama Tambien voiceover

How ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ Gets Voiceover Narration Right

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay on how the voiceover narration in ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ teases out a political and personal consciousness.

Angry Young Man Trope If Malcolm Mcdowell

Unpacking the “Angry Young Man” Trope

By Meg Shields 

He’s young, he’s angry, and he has something to say. 

La Dolce Vita

From Fellini to Felliniesque: The Turning Point of ‘La Dolce Vita’

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay on why ‘La Dolce Vita’ represents a stylistic shift in the career of Federico Fellini.

Mulholland Drive Winkies Diner

The Winkie’s Diner Scene is the Key to ‘Mulholland Drive’

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay on why the Winkie’s Diner scene is the key to understanding ‘Mulholland Drive.’