Anna Swanson

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.
Deep Water

The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Erotic Thrillers

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

If ‘Deep Water’ leaves you wet, wild, and wanting more, fear not: we’ve got a list of movies to tide you over.

Movie Of The Year The Matrix Resurrections

Movie of the Year: The Matrix Resurrections

By Anna Swanson 

For our movie of 2021, we’re going back to where it all started…

Drew Barrymore in Scream

13 Movies to Watch if You Like Wes Craven’s ‘Scream’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Do you like scary movies? We sure do. Here are some that remind us a whole lot of Wes Craven’s meta-horror classic.

Burn After Reading Cast

Reading ‘Burn After Reading’ As A Shakespearean Tragedy

By Anna Swanson 

In which men are spurred by their more conniving counterparts played by Frances McDormand, and the similarities don’t stop there.

Paul Thomas Anderson Shutterstock

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Films, Ranked

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

How do you rank a filmography full of bangers? Very carefully, it turns out.

Movies Like Duel: Long Shot

12 Movies to Watch if You Like Steven Spielberg’s ‘Duel’

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Shift into a higher gear and beat the algorithm with our recommendations on films like Steven Spielberg’s Duel.

Last Night In Soho Giallo

‘Last Night in Soho’ and the Pitfalls of Cult Horror Pastiche

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Pastiche often comes from a place of love. But to successfully pull off a riff on giallo, a film also needs bite.

Bond Movies Ranked By Moment

The James Bond Films Ranked by Their Best Moment

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Best foot forward, Mr. Bond.

Horror Lists Late Franchise Gems

10 Best Late Franchise Horror Movie Gems

By Anna Swanson 

Because sometimes fourth, or fifth, or sixth, or seventh time’s the charm.