F.X. Feeney Biography, Wiki
F.X. Feeney was the former movie critic with LA Weekly, American writer and filmmaker. He also worked as a screenwriter on the 1999 film “The Big Brass Ring”
Earlier Life and Education
Feeney was born on 1 September 1953 in New York, United States. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 1976 and got his start working in animation at Hanna-Barbera Studios.
F.X. Feeney Career
In 1980, he started writing reviews of films and books for LA Weekly and later became a resident film critic and creative consultant for Z Channel, one of the country’s first pay television stations as founded by Jerry Harvey.
This led to Feeney serving as a resident film critic and creative consultant to Z Channel between 1983 and 1989, directing dozens of commercials for the service. The ads promoted a number of premieres of director’s cuts and “lost films” that were the trademark of Z Channel.
In addition to his work with LA Weekly, Feeney’s freelance writing has appeared in American Film, Movieline, People Magazine, Variety, Vanity Fair and the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West. He also wrote two books of essays on the directors Roman Polanski and Michael Mann.
Feeney also worked as a screenwriter. He’s credited as a writer on “The Big Brass Ring” from 1999, which he developed based on an unproduced script by Orson Welles.
Death and Cause
F.X. Feeney, a longtime film critic for LA Weekly, a film historian and a screenwriter, has died. He was 66.
Here’s a way to honor F.x. Feeney – read him. This is his obit/overview of Paddy Chayefsky that was published in the LA Weekly https://www.thewrap.com/fx-feeney-la-weekly-film-critic-and-historian-dies-at-66/