Marshall Fine is a journalist and filmmaker who is general manager and four-time former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle.
He formed Shoeface Productions in 2013. His documentary Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg, financed by the Weinstein Company, had its debut at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival, subsequently playing the Tribeca Film Festival, the Greenwich International Film Festival, and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. It will air on Starz in 2017. He has several projects in development.
His feature-length documentary about film critic Rex Reed, Do You Sleep in the Nude?, screened at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival and the 2008 South By Southwest Film Festival. His short film Flo Fox’s Dicthology was shown at the Woodstock Film Festival and the International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam, in 2002.
He is the author of three biographies: Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah (1991); Harvey Keitel: The Art of Darkness (1998); and Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented the American Independent Film (2006).
A longtime film critic for Gannett newspapers and Star magazine, his writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, New York Observer, Variety, Premiere, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Penthouse, Indiewire, and Entertainment Weekly. He conducted the Playboy interview with both Howard Stern and Tim Robbins.
Fine is a contributing editor at Cigar Aficionado magazine. He is critic-in-residence at The Picture House in Pelham, NY, where he programs and hosts its sold-out film club.