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).
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Men Behind the Curtain: The Art and Pop Culture That Influenced ‘The Wizard of Oz’

By Meg Shields 

Mussorgsky, ‘Metropolis,’ and Magicians — oh, my!

Mission Impossible Fallout Cliffhanger

How to Escalate a Franchise According to ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’

By Meg Shields 

Mission: Impossible—Fallout shares a lot of beats with its predecessors. Why doesn’t it feel derivative?

List Better Movie Sequels

25 Movie Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

By Meg Shields 

New, improved: not every follow-up has to suck.

List Cinematic Cults

10 Cinematic Cults That We Would Consider Joining

By Meg Shields 

From venerated car engines to pagan mosh pits, some cinematic cults seem like a total blast.

Graduate Ending

The Romantic Comedy Ideology

By Meg Shields 

The road to romance is paved with disposable fiancés.

The Iron Giant

10 Movies Secretly Based on Famous Works of Literature

By Meg Shields 

From the many reworkings of Shakespeare to inspirations for Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson films.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Iconic

Hot and Slaughtered: A Guide to Summer Horror Movies

By Meg Shields 

Oh, those summer (fright) nights.

Cinema Paradiso Movie Theater

Independent Movie Theaters Can Survive the Rise of Streaming

By Meg Shields 

Independent cinemas aren’t doomed. The resurgence of the indie bookstore can help us understand why.   

The Lodger Film

From Hell, with Love: A Cinematic History of Jack the Ripper

By Meg Shields 

Part man, part myth: Jack the Ripper has stalked his way through the annals of cinema.