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.
Best Horror Movies Streaming April

All the Horror You Need to Stream in April 2023

By Meg Shields 

The Streaming Services giveth ‘Malignant’ and the streaming services taketh away ‘Malignant.’

Wally Pfister Cinematography

From ‘Momento’ to ‘Moneyball’: A Beginner’s Guide to Wally Pfister

By Meg Shields 

Never underestimate the erotic thriller to ‘Batman’ pipeline.

Thelma and Louise ending car

Full Throttle: Re-Thinking the Ending of ‘Thelma and Louise’

By Meg Shields 

“Let’s keep goin’!”

Godzilla Vs Biollante

Big Boys and Mighty Metaphors: The Symbolic Power of the Kaiju

By Meg Shields 

Big boys. Big ideas.

Emily The Criminal

Constraints as Style: The Visual Language of “Emily the Criminal”

By Meg Shields 

When constraints lead to creativity, good things happen.

Avatar The Way Of Water Pandora

Why Pandora is the Thematic Key to ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

By Meg Shields 

Can you *sea* what James Cameron is doing?

Chewing Gum First Wall Break

Fourth Wall Breaks, Gaze, and the Feminine J’Accuse

By Meg Shields 

Here’s looking at you, audience.

It Follows Cinematography

How the Cinematography in ‘It Follows’ Trains You To Be Paranoid

By Meg Shields 

Thanks, ‘It Follows’ for making a slow pan feel so scary.

Son Of The White Mare

The Stylish Majesty of ‘Son of the White Mare’

By Meg Shields 

An essential pillar of animation horse-tory.