Marshall Shaffer

New York, NY
Wake Forest University
Movies, TV, Pop Culture
  • Marshall has been writing about movies online for over 10 years.
  • Away from /Film, he has bylines at The Playlist, Slant, Roger Ebert, and Decider, among others.
  • His coverage specializes in film festivals and reviews but also spans interviews, reported features, and the occasionally feisty commentary piece.


Marshall has been writing about movies online for over 10 years and began professionally freelancing in 2015. He joined /Film as a freelance contributor in 2017 to help expand the site’s coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. Since then, he’s offered insights and reviews out of festivals like Tribeca and New York as well as contributed interviews, reporting, and other articles. You can always find Marshall trying to get to the heart of what a movie means within a larger cultural context — or trying to find the next great voice who expands our idea of what culture can be.


Marshall's one-two punch of studying communication (primarily film studies) and sociology gives him a unique lens into both what a text is saying and how larger social forces shape the very form of that expression.
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