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).
Wrinkle In Time

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: An Ambitious, Heartfelt Disappointment

By Meg Shields 

Ava DuVernay’s take on the YA classic is morally resolute but folds under the weight of its own source material.

War for the Planet of the Apes

The Academy Needs to Wrap its Head Around Mo-Cap Performance

By Meg Shields 

Now that Roger Deakins has broken his losing streak, here’s a new Oscar injustice hill to die on.

Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Season 3 Premiere Review: Hi Evil, I’m Dad!

By Meg Shields 

The horror-comedy series comes out swinging with deadites, dad jokes, and a whole lot of fluids.

Shape of Water homage and plagiarism

Imitation Game: The Difference Between Homage and Plagiarism

By Meg Shields 

Homage is not a lesser form of filmmaking — let alone a form of theft — but a natural part of loving and making cinema.

The Haunting

Ghosts, Gaslighting, and Haunted Heroines: The Horror of “You’re Imagining Things”

By Meg Shields 

Because the only thing worse than being plagued by ghosts is being told that the ghosts are all in your head.

The Core Episode 8

Cutting to ‘The Core’: The Talk Show By and For Fans of Genre Film

By Meg Shields 

With a lot of heart (and a lot of guts) Shudder’s talk show offers a loving look at all things genre. 

His Girl Friday Video Essays By Women

Fantastic Video Essays by Women and Where to Find Them

By Meg Shields 

Is your video essay watchlist a bit of a boys club? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

Jaques Cousteau Life Aquatic

The Cinematic Legacy of Jacques Cousteau

By Meg Shields 

The man, the myth, the legend, and his persistent influence on screen. 

Hunt For The Wilderpeople Sunset

18 Comfort Food Films to Nurse Your 2017 Hangover

By Meg Shields 

New Year’s Eve has laid waste to your body and soul. Let film help.