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.
I Shot Andy Warhol

The Confrontational Empathy of ‘I Shot Andy Warhol’

By Meg Shields 

Obligatory “but I didn’t shoot the deputy.”

Travis Bickle Food

Let’s Talk About Travis Bickle’s Bread and Brandy Cereal

By Meg Shields 

A way to a young man’s self-destructive rage is through his stomach.

John Wick Red

More Stuntmen Should Be Directing Action Movies

By Meg Shields 

Lights, camera, roundhouse kick!

Turning Red Congee

Congee and Bagels: The Food that Defined the 2023 Oscar Movies

By Meg Shields 

Let Raccacoonie cook.

Cliffhanger Airplane Zipline Stunt

How They Shot the Plane Zip-Line Stunt in ‘Cliffhanger’

By Meg Shields 

We’ve heard of tight flight connections but this is just ridiculous.

The Turin Horse

The Apocalyptic Cinema of Béla Tarr

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a look at what makes Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr a name worth knowing for international cinephiles.

Barry Lyndon Candlelight

A Beginner’s Guide to Low Light Cinematography

By Meg Shields 

It’s lights out for some cinematographers. No. Literally.

Blade Runner Eye and camera aperture

Ask a Filmmaker: What Is the Frame Rate of the Human Eye?

By Meg Shields 

Say it with me: The eye is not a camera!

The Devil's Backbone Bomb

The Ticking Time Bomb of ‘The Devil’s Backbone’

By Meg Shields 

(and it’s /not/ the bomb)