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.
From Russia With Love

From Scotland With Force: Reflections On Connery‘s Bond Era

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

In anticipation of ‘No Time To Die,’ we reflect on Sean Connery’s years as James Bond, how he shaped the character into a cultural icon, and what to make of the films that haven’t aged as well.

Phantom Reveal

Unmasking the Death’s Head Reveal of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

By Meg Shields 

Actor and makeup artist Lon Chaney Sr. crafted one of the most famous moments of the silent era. Here’s how he did it.

Blade Runner

The Secrets Behind The Eyes of ‘Blade Runner’

By Meg Shields 

The eyes have it. And by “it” we mean well-placed mirrors.

Dogs Don't Wear Pants

‘Dogs Don’t Wear Pants’ and The Marvelous Films We Can’t Recommend To Everyone

By Meg Shields 

For some people, toenail removal scenes are a dealbreaker. For everyone else, there’s the brutal, sweet Finnish BDSM wonder ‘Dogs Don’t Wear Pants.’

Captain Kronos

Hammer Horror’s Under-Seen (Katana-Wielding) Masterpiece

By Meg Shields 

Plus all the horror content coming and going in the world of streaming this month.

Sex Education

Good News: ‘Sex Education: Season 2’ is a Banger

By Meg Shields 

Heartfelt and horned up, ‘Sex Education’ is back with a banging second season.

Daniel Isn't Real

‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ and the Difference Between Demon-izing and Demonizing Mental Health

By Meg Shields 

There’s a big difference between using mental illness as a shorthand for scares and bringing a literal demon to a psychological horror party.

Rewind Best Movie Trailers

The 25 Best Movie Trailers of 2019

By Meg Shields 

From the memorable to the meme-able, here are the trailers that piqued our interest in 2019.

Decade Title Sequences

The 25 Best Opening Credits Sequences of the Decade

By Meg Shields 

You only get one shot at a good first impression.