Anna Swanson

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.
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.