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.
Netflix Queer Eye

The Comfort Food Factor of ‘Queer Eye’

By Meg Shields 

With warmth and wish-fulfillment, Netflix’s Queer Eye tackles the transformative power of self-love and finding common ground.

Wrinkle In Time

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: An Ambitious, Heartfelt Disappointment

By Meg Shields 

Ava DuVernay’s take on the YA classic is morally resolute but folds under the weight of its own source material.

War for the Planet of the Apes

The Academy Needs to Wrap its Head Around Mo-Cap Performance

By Meg Shields 

Now that Roger Deakins has broken his losing streak, here’s a new Oscar injustice hill to die on.

Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Season 3 Premiere Review: Hi Evil, I’m Dad!

By Meg Shields 

The horror-comedy series comes out swinging with deadites, dad jokes, and a whole lot of fluids.

Shape of Water homage and plagiarism

Imitation Game: The Difference Between Homage and Plagiarism

By Meg Shields 

Homage is not a lesser form of filmmaking — let alone a form of theft — but a natural part of loving and making cinema.

The Haunting

Ghosts, Gaslighting, and Haunted Heroines: The Horror of “You’re Imagining Things”

By Meg Shields 

Because the only thing worse than being plagued by ghosts is being told that the ghosts are all in your head.

The Core Episode 8

Cutting to ‘The Core’: The Talk Show By and For Fans of Genre Film

By Meg Shields 

With a lot of heart (and a lot of guts) Shudder’s talk show offers a loving look at all things genre. 

His Girl Friday Video Essays By Women

Fantastic Video Essays by Women and Where to Find Them

By Meg Shields 

Is your video essay watchlist a bit of a boys club? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

Jaques Cousteau Life Aquatic

The Cinematic Legacy of Jacques Cousteau

By Meg Shields 

The man, the myth, the legend, and his persistent influence on screen.