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.
Pain and Glory

‘Pain and Glory’ Review: A Tender Portrait of Hurt and Heart in Almodóvar’s Latest

By Meg Shields 

Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ is an intensely personal and sensuous return to form.

Vast of Night

‘The Vast of Night’ Review: An Out of This World Directorial Debut

By Meg Shields 

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ by way of ‘Pontypool’? Beam us up.

Coloroutofspace Hero

‘Color Out of Space’ Review: A Disappointing Delirium Showing Why Cosmic Horror Needs to Be Personal

By Meg Shields 

Some people waited twelve hours in line for Richard Stanley’s Lovecraftian return, but was it worth it?

Lucy In The Sky

What We’re Watching Before the 2019 Toronto Film Festival

By Meg Shields 

Want to feel prepared for your next favorite film? We’ve got you covered.

The Terror

The Devils in the Historical Details of ‘The Terror: Infamy’

By Meg Shields 

We chat with ‘The Terror: Infamy’ actor Kai Bradbury about his character Nick Okada, what internment meant for mixed Japanese-Americans, and the show’s imperative commitment to authenticity.

Terror Ea Rt

‘The Terror: Infamy’ Review: The Specter of History Is Back with a Vengeance

By Meg Shields 

‘The Terror’ returns with a damning indictment of one of North America’s more horrifying chapters.

Hobbs and Shaw

Double Take: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Anna Swanson loves the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise. Meg Shields adamantly does not. They debate action stars’ masculinity, when the films peaked, and if space is the only place left to go.

Loved Ones

How to Have a Great Summer (According to Horror Movies)

By Meg Shields 

We know what you did last summer… want to make this one even better?

My Cousin Vinny

How ‘My Cousin Vinny’ Laughs in the Face of Imposter Syndrome

By Meg Shields 

A millennial icon, ‘My Cousin Vinny’ is the patron saint of “fake it till you make it.” Case closed.