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.
Horror Streaming May 2023

All the Horror You Need to Stream in May 2023

By Meg Shields 

Because you can’t spell murderous mayhem without “May!”

The Last Of Us Ellie

Why 21st Century Apocalypse Fiction Hits Different

By Meg Shields 

It’s the end of the world as we know it and survival isn’t enough.

Darius Khonji Cinematography

A Beginner’s Guide to the Cinematography of Darius Khondji

By Meg Shields 

When the likes of David Fincher, James Gray, and Bong Joon Ho want to work with you … you’re doing something right.

Tár Time Theme

Time is the Thing: Authority, Control, and the Key Theme of ‘TÁR’

By Meg Shields 

The past has a way of catching up with everyone. Even Lydia Tár.

House Of Corpses

23 Things We Learned from Rob Zombie’s ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ Commentary

By Meg Shields 

“House of 1000 Problems.”

Lethal Weapon D

4 (Technical) Reasons 3D Movies Aren’t Immersive

By Meg Shields 

If you’re not feeling especially “sucked in” to 3D movies, don’t worry you’re not alone.

Mandy Trip Sequence

Bad Trip, Good Scene: The Anatomy of a Great Movie Drug Trip Sequence

By Meg Shields 

Grab your water and your trip babysitter, lads, we’re going under!

David Lynch The Fablemans

A Fast and Furious History of Director Cameos

By Meg Shields 

Actor-directors … director-actors … what’s the difference?

The Haunted Mansion

An Impassioned Case For 2003’s ‘The Haunted Mansion’

By Meg Shields 

Jennifer Tilly as a disembodied head trapped inside a crystal ball? Five stars.