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Leslie Felperin

Contributing Film Critic

Leslie Felperin is a Contributing Film Critic at The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining THR, Felperin wrote reviews for Variety and Moving Pictures and was the Deputy Editor of Sight and Sound. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Independent, among others. She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in English Language and Literature, and has taught English and Film Studies at Goldsmiths College and Middlesex University.

More from Leslie Felperin

‘Gloria!’ Review: An All-Female Orchestra at the Turn of the 19th Century Does It for Themselves in Fluffy Italian Debut

Margherita Vicario's film centers around women musicians at a Church-run establishment in early-1800s Italy.

‘Sons’ Review: Sidse Babett Knudsen Is Remarkable as an Avenging Corrections Officer in a Plausibility-Challenged Drama

The Berlin competition entry is the latest from Danish 'The Guilty' director Gustav Moller.

‘A Family’ Review: French Writer Christine Angot Makes Directorial Debut With a Bruisingly Personal Doc About Incest

Like many of her written works, this explores the damage done by the abuse inflicted on Angot as an adolescent by her father.

‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Reteams With Hong Sang-soo for Another Wispy, Wistful Drama

Competing for the main prize in Berlin, the film is the French star's third collaboration with the South Korean auteur.

‘Dying’ Review: Lars Eidinger Stars as a Harried Orchestra Conductor in a Moving and Funny German Family Saga

Life, death and everything in between are there in Matthias Glasner’s competitor for the Golden Bear, which also features Corinna Harfouch, Lilith Stangenberg and Ronald Zehrfeld.

‘Treasure’ Review: Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry Play Daughter and Father in a Misfire of a Holocaust Dramedy

A woman and her Holocaust survivor father go on a trip tracing their family history in Poland in German director Julia von Heinz's film.

‘From Hilde, With Love’ Review: Stirring German Drama Spotlights a Heroine of the Anti-Nazi Resistance

Liv Lisa Fries stars as Hilde Coppi, a left-wing member of a cell in the German Resistance group the Red Orchestra, in Andreas Dresen's drama.

‘My Favourite Cake’ Review: From Iran, a Delectable Later-Life Love Story

Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha's Berlinale competitor revolves around the romance between a 70-year-old widow and a same-aged divorced taxi driver.

‘Turn in the Wound’ Review: Abel Ferrara Interweaves Ukraine Footage With Coverage of Patti Smith in a Sincere Documentary

The 'Bad Lieutenant' director's latest, a non-fiction portrait of war and art, bowed out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

‘Argylle’ Review: Henry Cavill and Dua Lipa Get Lost in Spy Caper’s Meta Hall of Mirrors

Director Matthew Vaughn and screenwriter Jason Fuchs offer up a spoof of espionage antics, with a side order of romance, starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Rockwell.

‘Kneecap’ Review: A Cheeky Irish Rap Comedy Featuring Michael Fassbender

Like '8 Mile,' this scripted work premiering in Sundance's NEXT sidebar tells its stars' own stories, with a big dollop of dramatic license.

‘The Kitchen’ Review: Daniel Kaluuya’s Directorial Debut Is a Compellingly Dark Futurist Vision of London

Co-helmed by Kibwe Tavares, the closing night gala selection for the BFI London Film Festival is an absorbing study of survival.