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.
Bond Movies Ranked By Moment

The James Bond Films Ranked by Their Best Moment

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Best foot forward, Mr. Bond.

A Ghost Story David Lowery Long Take

David Lowery’s Guide to Interesting Long Takes

By Meg Shields 

Sustained shots are best when they’re done for a specific reason. And yes, that includes confronting the inescapable march of time.

James Bond In The Opening Scene Of Thunderball

From Fisticuffs to Spectacle: The Evolution of the James Bond Cold Open

By Meg Shields 

Never underestimate the importance of a well-timed parachute.

Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad World opening credits sequence

The Glorious (and Endangered) Art of the Opening Credits Sequence

By Meg Shields 

Every film deserves a hype man. And what better hype man can you ask for than an opening credits sequence?

Days Of Horror Impactful Characters

10 Most Impactful Horror Characters (With Barely Any Screen Time)

By Meg Shields 

Here for a good spooky time, not a long spooky time.

First Reformed 4:3 aspect ratio

The Return of 4:3

By Meg Shields 

You know what they say: it’s hip to be square.

Creepshow Stranger Sings

‘Creepshow’ Abandons Its Karmic Format with “Stranger Sings”

By Meg Shields 

The latest episode of ‘Creepshow’ is just fine. But where’s the grisly comeuppance?

Jurassic Park Deus Ex Machina

How to Spot a Deus Ex Machina: The Narrative Trope Explained

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay that explains the narrative device, its strengths, and its weaknesses.

Skyfall Seige Daniel Craig James Bond

James Bond’s Swan Song: Reflections on the Daniel Craig Era

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

The name’s Bond. Blonde Bond.