Meg Shields

Based in the Pacific North West, Meg enjoys long scrambles on cliff faces and cozying up with a good piece of 1960s eurotrash. As a senior contributor at FSR, Meg's objective is to spread the good word about the best of sleaze, genre, and practical effects.
Albatross Soup

Visualizing a Riddle: The Trippy Inquiry of “Albatross Soup”

By Meg Shields 

What we’re watching: a visually trippy short film that animates an inquiry into a morbid riddle.


A Filmography Soaked in Scarlet: An Ode to the “Scorsese Red”

By Meg Shields 

A supercut that highlights how the filmmaker’s corpus is a crime scene of crimson.


The Many Deaths of 3D: A History of Cinema’s Problem Child

By Meg Shields 

3D is dead long live 3D.

Raiders Header

The 50 Most Beautiful Shots of the ‘Indiana Jones’ Franchise

By Meg Shields 

From bullwhips to silhouettes, we look at the most beautiful 50 shots from the ‘Indiana Jones’ films.

Raymonde Or The Vertical Escape

The Sinful Stop-Motion Pleasures of ‘Raymonde or the Vertical Escape’ 

By Meg Shields 

If you’ve been waiting for a meditation on sin and sexuality from a french, anthropomorphic stop motion owl…good news.


The Grindhouse Trailer That Inspired Edgar Wright’s ‘Don’t’

By Meg Shields 

The elegant art of grindhouse trailer narration needs to come back. Who’s with us?

Pink Slip

The Art of the Twist: How to Do Causation-Based Comedy

By Meg Shields 

What we’re watching: an expectation-subverting comedy short that’s a fantastic lesson in how to advance a scene.

How Stanley Kubrick Pivoted To Low Budget Filmmaking After ‘2001’

By Meg Shields 

Never underestimate Stanley Kubrick.

Marcy Learns Something New

The Unexpected Tenderness of ‘Marcy Learns Something New’

By Meg Shields 

Get schooled with this short film about a widow who attends a dominatrix workshop.