Meg Shields

Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your dreams and a senior contributor at Film School Rejects. She currently runs three columns at FSR: The Queue, How'd They Do That?, and Horrorscope. She is also a curator for One Perfect Shot and a freelance writer for hire. Meg can be found screaming about John Boorman's 'Excalibur' on Twitter here: @TheWorstNun. (She/Her).
Bad Education

Class, Color-Coding, and the Brilliant Costume Design of ‘Bad Education’

By Meg Shields 

What’s red, white, and embezzled public school funds?

Horrorscope Horror Movies Streaming July 2021

All the Horror You Need to Stream in July 2021

By Meg Shields 

Including a bizarre studio genre offering destined for cult status.

Soviet Animation History

From Agitprop to Artistic Rebellion: A Brief History of Soviet Animation

By Meg Shields 

Art is always political. But especially when you’re an animator in the Soviet Union.

Point Break Skydiving

How They Shot the No Parachute Skydiving Scene in ‘Point Break’

By Meg Shields 

“Johnny, you’re about to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. How do you feel about that?” 

My Own Private Idaho

How ‘My Own Private Idaho’ Broke Boundaries for Queer Cinema

By Meg Shields 

“I love you, and you don’t pay me.”

Water Queer Cinema

Bodies of Water: Swimming and Hydrophilia in Queer Cinema

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay about the metaphorical bond between water and Queer Cinema, from their shared sense of liberation to their mutability.

Mccabe And Mr Miller Beatty

14 Movies to Watch if You Like Robert Altman’s ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’

By Meg Shields 

Ride into the snow-capped sunset and watch these movies.

The Simpsons Ep Couch Gag

The Sitcom Purgatory of Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag

By Meg Shields 

There are a lot of Simpsons couch gags. But only one of them is an existential terror trip.

Welcome To The Dollhouse Dawn Table

The Hilariously Painful Pre-Teen Mirror of ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’

By Meg Shields 

“Who told you to fight back?”