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.
Roger Moore Octopussy

James Bond the Clown: Reflections on the Roger Moore Era

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Moore, Moore, Moore! How do you like it, how do you like it?

Star Wars The Force Awakens Queer Coding

The Difference Between Queer Coding and Queerbaiting

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay about the difference between queer coding and queerbaiting and what that difference can teach us about the history censorship and queer representation in Hollywood.

The Shining Carpet

The Scariest Movie of 2020 is the Walt Disney World Re-Opening Trailer

By Meg Shields 

Heeeeeeere’s Mickey!

Horrorscope July

All the Horror New to Streaming in July 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 July 2020.

Gone With The Wind Vivien Hattie

‘Gone With the Wind’ and the Difference Between Censorship and Context

By Meg Shields 

Watch the introduction that now precedes ‘Gone With the Wind’ on HBO Max denouncing the film’s portrayal of slavery and situating the film in the context in which it was created.

This Is The End

Low Stakes, High Reward: The Appeal of a Seth Rogen Comedy

By Meg Shields 

They say it’s much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. Here’s a video essay on why Seth Rogen’s goofiness is worth some serious praise.


You Can Always Tell When Green Screen is Bad

By Meg Shields 

If you’re looking for a technical breakdown of why some green screens are better than others, this is the video for you.

Bond Girls Ranked

All 55 Bond Girls Ranked

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

While we wait for the eventual release of ‘No Time To Die,’ we decided to rank every single one of the Bond Girls (including the married ones, too).


How Filmmakers Use the Binary of Black-And-White

By Meg Shields 

What we’re watching: a pair of video essays that highlight the strengths and limitations of black-and-white’s narrative power.