Marshall Shaffer

Marshall Shaffer is a New York-based freelance journalist whose writing appears regularly on Decider, Slant, Slashfilm, and The Playlist. He’s been writing about film since 2009 and has done so in a professional capacity since 2015. Whether it’s streaming recommendations, interviewing the director behind a new release, or scouting the next indie gem at a film festival, he’s always searching for 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.

The Inverse Interview

'Fingernails' Wants to Test the Limits of What We Think of As Sci-Fi

Director Christos Nikou speaks about channeling dating app anxiety into a low-tech world.

ByMarshall Shaffer