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.
True History Of The Kelly Gang

‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Review: A Gleefully Bonkers Take on Australia’s Greatest Outlaw

By Meg Shields 

More like Portrait of a Kelly Gang on Fire.

Jojo Rabbit Forest

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Review: A Hitler Comedy That’s More Safe Than Subversive

By Meg Shields 

Taika Waititi’s latest is too cute to land a punch.

Guns Akimbo

‘Guns Akimbo’ Review: A Sensory Overload that Fires Blanks

By Meg Shields 

Despite an enticingly bananas premise, the follow up from ‘Deathgasm’ director Jason Lei Howden is something of a misfire.

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.