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Marshall Fine (born Nov. 7, 1950, Minneapolis, Minnesotamarker, US) Author, Journalist, and movie critic. Marshall Fine is a film critic and author who has worked at newspapers in Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, South Dakota, California and New York. Fine spent 25 years covering film for Gannett Newspapers. More recently, he has served as film/TV critic for Star magazine. Most recently, he created Hollywood & Fine: Movies for Smart People, a website devoted to film reviews and interviews.

Fine grew up in Richfield, MN, a Minneapolis suburb, until he was 13. His family subsequently moved to St. Louis Park, MN, another Minneapolis suburb, which also was home to humorist Al Franken, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.

Fine began his career as a critic at 18, writing reviews of rock concerts and albums for the Minneapolis Star while a freshman at the University of Minnesotamarker. He subsequently created entertainment sections at several of the newspapers where he worked.

He is the author of three biographies: Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah; Harvey Keitel: The Art of Darkness; and Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented the American Independent Film. He conducted the Playboy Interview with Howard Stern and Tim Robbins for Playboy Magazine.

Fine directed a documentary short, "Flo Fox's Dicthology," that was selected for the Woodstock and Amsterdam film festivals in 2002. His documentary feature, "Do You Sleep in the Nude?," about film critic Rex Reed, was selected for the Hamptons Film Festival (2007) and the South by Southwest Film Festival (2008).

Fine is a three-time former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle: 1992, 2002 and 2006 and is a member of New York Film Critics Online. [729038]. His writing has appeared in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Cigar Aficionado, the New York Daily News, New York Observer such as [729039] and [729040] , Playboy, Penthouse Magazine, Premiere, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.

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