Meg Shields

Meg Shields
Meg Shields's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects Nonfics
Publications: Film School Rejects, Nonfics

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real is a really fun possession movie. But I'm not so sure that it mobilizes its demon-ization for anything more than that. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
52% Guns Akimbo (2020) Despite an enticingly bananas premise, the follow up from 'Deathgasm' director Jason Lei Howden is something of a misfire. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) A fine film in a craftsmanly sense, but as a satire, it lacks bite. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) An old story, but it's told here with such a vicious glee and disregard for its predecessors that it easily stands on its own two feet. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pedro Almodóvar's latest is an intensely personal and sensuous return to form. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) It's a silly, sleuthy time at the movies, an autumnal caper and a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
86% Color Out of Space (2020) For a film that put all its eggs in the "corrupting influence" basket, it feels more like a series of random accidents rather than anything pernicious or corrupting. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
92% The Vast of Night (2020) 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' by way of 'Pontypool'? Beam us up. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
92% Clemency (2019) When the most interesting scenes in a film criticizing the death penalty are the executions, that isn't just sloppy, that's a moral failing. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
60% My English Cousin (2019) As a record of someone with a foot in two cultures, the loneliness that stalks Fahed across borders feels less like cultural whiplash than the condition of someone paralyzed by their own indecision. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
No Score Yet My Life as a Comedian (En komikers uppväxt) (2019) Ultimately, the emotional pull of Juha achieving closure packs less of a punch than his accepting responsibility for what happened. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
39% Breaking Habits (2019) Compelling ... a joy to watch. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
100% Rams (2018) It's gesamtkunstwerk for the modular minimalist's soul; an attitude to art that is philosophy and vice versa. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
No Score Yet The Inquiring Nuns (1968) Part cultural artifact, part sociological experiment, part American response to cinéma verité, it regularly overpowers its own gag to turn in something more complex. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
48% Marrowbone (2018) Marrowbone is an excellent example of why it's scarier to anticipate something than it is to actually confront it. Predominantly, the film is an exercise in dread; in waiting, hands clasped, for something terrible to happen. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Wrinkle in Time has much love in its heart, in execution, the film's beat-to-beat narrative is a bit of a mess. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Offers a hazy and yet utterly striking impression of a resilient Icon; a brush with something vibrant, raw, and eternal. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
No Score Yet Decanted. (2016) It could be argued that the film's relaxed, meditative contentedness merely echoes that of the Napa region and its winemakers. But tonally, it's aggressively one-note, and for me, the lack of critical introspection is a sizable problem. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017