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).
One Cut Of The Dead Group Shot

Why ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Is a Bloody Love Letter to Low Budget Cinema

By Meg Shields 


Jeopardy Shot in The Gold Rush (1925)

From Painted Glass to Green Screens: The Jeopardy Shot Explained

By Meg Shields 

Let’s talk about the glass shot. (No, not the kind you pour tequila into).

Alana Haim Cooper Hoffman Licorice Pizza

The Cinematic Ingredients of ‘Licorice Pizza’

By Meg Shields 

More like West San Fernando Valley Graffiti.

Sean Baker Color Theory

A Tangerine Dream: Colors in the Films of Sean Baker

By Meg Shields 

Pretty cool when they make movies in color, huh?

Food Movies

Coffee and Arepas: How Food Defined the Oscar Movies of 2022

By Meg Shields 

Okay, but why do the ‘Nightmare Alley’ eggs look so darn good?

Movie Camera Sensor Size

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: An Introduction to Movie Camera Sensor Size

By Meg Shields 

Put on your “tech-talk” pants, it’s time to talk sensor size.

Twin Peaks Explained Screaming

Emotional Sense, TV Reflexivity, and Divining Sense Out of ‘Twin Peaks’

By Meg Shields 

The owls are not what they seem.

Cube Automated

We All Live in the ‘Cube’ Now: The Algorithmic Hell of Automated Dystopias

By Meg Shields 

The Venn Diagram between a murderous Rubik’s Cube and the YouTube algorithm is a circle.

Special Effects Dont Look Real

Why We Should Embrace Special Effects That Don’t Look Real

By Meg Shields 

How’s YOUR sense of wonder?