Meg Shields

Meg has been writing professionally about all things film-related since 2016. She is a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects as well as a Curator for One Perfect Shot. She has attended international film festivals such as TIFF, Hot Docs, and the Nitrate Picture Show as a member of the press. In her day job as an archivist and records manager, she regularly works with physical media and is committed to ensuring ongoing physical media accessibility in the digital age. You can find more of Meg's work at Cinema Scope, Dead Central, and Nonfics. She has also appeared on a number of film-related podcasts, including All the President's Minutes, Zodiac: Chronicle, Cannes I Kick It?, and Junk Filter. Her work has been shared on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Business Insider, and CherryPicks. Meg has a B.A. from the University of King's College and a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto.
Porco Rosso

‘Porco Rosso,’ PTSD, and Studio Ghibli’s Most Political Film

By Meg Shields 

Better an incredibly charming bachelor pig than a fascist.

Everything Everywhere All At Once Digital Headset

Filmmaking 101: What a DIT Does on a Movie Set

By Meg Shields 

DIT is what DIT is.

Wisconsin Death Trip

Curdled Nostalgia: Why You Should Watch ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’

By Meg Shields 

Ian Holm voice: “the mines began shutting down last June …”

The Batman Virtual Production

RIP Green Screens: What Virtual Production Means for Hollywood

By Meg Shields 

Rear projection walked so the volume could generate CGI imagery in real time.

Evil Dead

Why 2013’s ‘Evil Dead’ Will Never Die

By Meg Shields 

Evil Dead (2013) Fans / Deadites: Join us! Join us!

Commandments Red Sea Parting

How They Parted the Red Sea in ‘The Ten Commandments’

By Meg Shields 

“Let my people Jell-O”

Park Chan Wook Color Theory

The Color Theory of Park Chan-Wook

By Meg Shields 

From seeing red to feeling green with envy, here’s a breakdown of the color stories in the work of Park Chan-wook.

The James Cameron Inflation Effect: Avatar The Way Of Water

The James Cameron Inflation Effect: Why His Movies Keep Getting Bigger

By Meg Shields 

If there is such a thing as “good” inflation, this is it.

Horror Streaming Guide June

All the Horror You Need to Stream in June 2023

By Meg Shields 

Summer is just around the bend, so why not celebrate with a ‘Subspecies’ marathon?