August 12, 1949 |
New York City
|Education||University of Rochester, 1970|
|Employer||The New York Times|
|Known for||Film and literary criticism|
Benjamin Cheever, current
Maslin was the long-time film critic for The New York Times, serving from 1977 to 1999. Her film criticism career, including her embrace of American independent cinema, is discussed in the documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009). In the film Entertainment Weekly critic Lisa Schwarzbaum recalls the excitement of having a woman as the lead reviewer at The New York Times.
Maslin continues to review books for The New York Times. Among the best-known of her reviews is the 2011 essay on the widowed Joyce Carol Oates' memoir, A Widow's Story, which was widely discussed.