Marshall and the Movies

Marshall Shaffer
Marshall Shaffer talks you through the movies you should watch, twice a week.
Created 23 Jul 2021
  • The Upstream: October 2021
    13 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello again! Remember me? I’m slowly crawling out of the hole I dug myself in fall festival season, and a busy NYFF really took it out of me as I hit the gas in both work and writing. My apologies for...
  • The Downstream: September 2021
    21 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    It’s the 21st night of September… … which also means a whole lot of great titles are beginning the final countdown of their availabilities on streaming platforms. Need to know what to prioritize in yo...
  • BONUS: Atonement, or High Holidays viewing
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Wishing an easy fast to all readers who commemorate Yom Kippur, the day of atonement in the Jewish faith! As a quick bonus post for this week, I’ve curated a list of 10 films available online that cen...
  • The Upstream: September 2021
    14 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Hello again friends! Apologies for the unplanned week off, as you might know … I was a little busy in Venice. I’m back now and promise I’ll make up for some lost time (and maybe stick to some kind of ...
  • Q&A from the Venice Film Festival!
    03 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Buonasera da Venezia! I woke up at 6:00 AM today to do a back-to-back screening of two of my most anticipated films of the festival, Dune and Spencer. (Due to an embargo on opinion, I’m not allowed to...
  • The best movies of 2021...
    31 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    Ciao da Venezia! Sorry for the delayed send here, I had a full day of sightseeing yesterday that led me to absolutely collapse in bed in the evening when I thought I’d finish banging out the newslette...
  • The HBO Max Syllabus, Part 1
    27 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Well, it’s fully back-to-school season now, but hitting the books doesn’t always have to be such a drag! Case in point: getting a veritable film school education courtesy of the same platform that giv...
  • The Downstream: August 2021
    23 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 3
    You came, you added to your watchlist, you delayed watching … and now your time is almost up. Here are ten quality titles departing streaming at the end of August and why you should make time over the...
  • Leo(s Carax) SZN
    20 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    If you’ve heard of Annette, it’s likely because of Adam Driver’s, shall we say, cunning linguistics during a musical number? (Deleting my account forever and throwing my laptop into the ocean.) There’...
  • Pretty fly for a (Mike) White guy.
    16 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    After enough Instagram Stories posts of Jennifer Coolidge and a volume of Vulture articles that became too big to ignore, I finally took the plunge on watching The White Lotus last week. (Some of your...
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