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Sheri Linden

Senior Copy Editor/Film Critic

Sheri Linden has been writing film criticism, features and essays for The Hollywood Reporter since 2003, after serving as international news editor. Previously she was reviews editor at Variety. As a longtime film critic for the Los Angeles Times, she reviewed current releases and produced a yearlong print series on vintage films for the Sunday Calendar section. Her writing has also been published by the Reuters news service and Boxoffice, Art & Antiques, and the Chicago Tribune, and she was a contributor to the TCM book Leading Men: The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era.

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‘Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger’ Review: Martin Scorsese Lends a Personal Perspective to an Engaging Testament of Movie Love

Narrated by the 'Killers of the Flower Moon' director, David Hinton’s doc delves into the filmmaking duo’s body of work and their creative ups and downs.

‘Brief History of a Family’ Review: Subtle Psychological Thriller Puts a Contemporary Chinese Family Under the Microscope

Taking its European bow at Berlin after a premiere at Sundance, Lin Jianjie’s first feature focuses on a teenage boy, his parents and the classmate who becomes their surrogate second son.

‘Vera’ Review: A Seductive and Sobering Spin on Showbiz Fame Through the Eyes of a Beloved Actor’s Daughter

Vera Gemma, whose father was a star of Italian cinema, plays a version of herself in a drama that incorporates documentary elements and a cast of mostly non-pros.

‘Natatorium’ Review: Icelandic Drama Peers Into Family Dysfunction Through an Artful, Horror-Tinged Prism

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is at the center of Helena Stefánsdóttir’s debut feature, which premiered in Rotterdam.

‘Bushman’ Review: Restored Indie Gem Captures an Unsettling Collision of Real Life and Fiction

David Schickele’s rarely seen feature stars Paul Eyam Nzie Okpokam as a version of himself, a Nigerian graduate student navigating the countercultural flowering and political fervor of 1968 San Francisco.

‘Every Little Thing’ Review: A Stunning Up-Close Portrait of a Hummingbird Rescuer and Her Tiny Patients

Inspired by Terry Masear’s book about her work with the world's smallest birds, Sally Aitken’s documentary follows her during a busy caretaking season in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 15 Best Films of Sundance 2024

Steven Soderbergh’s haunted-house movie, new films starring Kieran Culkin and Aubrey Plaza, and docs about Christopher Reeve, unionizing Amazon workers, and Argentinian cowboys are among THR critics’ favorites from the festival.

‘Frida’ Review: A Portrait of Frida Kahlo That’s a Triumph of Deep-Dive Research and Dynamic Artistry

The debut doc by editor Carla Gutiérrez explores the great Mexican artist’s life and work through her own words.

‘The Crime Is Mine’ Review: Money Talks and Felony Pays in François Ozon’s Exuberant Farce

Isabelle Huppert leads a stellar supporting cast in a ’30s-set comedy toplined by Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Rebecca Marder, as roommates who find a daring way to launch their careers.

‘The Boys in the Boat’ Review: Joel Edgerton in George Clooney’s Tribute to Old-Fashioned Can-Do Spirit

Callum Turner also stars in the true story of a junior varsity rowing crew’s ascent to the 1936 Olympic Games.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2023

A romantic collision of past and present, a subversive feminist fairy tale, a metaphysical ghost story, an epic retelling of a horrific footnote in American history and a sublime anti-rom-com are among this year’s highlights.

‘Immediate Family’ Review: A Warm Portrait of the ‘Character Actors’ of ’70s Rock

‘The Wrecking Crew’ director Denny Tedesco profiles the four prolific session musicians who became synonymous with the singer-songwriter ’70s and are still going strong.