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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.

‘Tuesday’ Review: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Takes a Rewarding Art House Plunge in a Gutsy Debut Feature

In writer-director Daina O. Pusi?'s allegory, the comedy star plays the mother of a dying girl and Death appears in the form of a compassionate parrot.

‘Wildcat’ Review: Maya Hawke and Laura Linney Dazzle in Ethan Hawke’s Exquisite Take on Flannery O’Connor

The two leads each play six roles in a film that intertwines the Southern writer’s literary creations with a key part of her biography.

‘Baltimore’ Review: Imogen Poots’ Resolute Fury Fuels a Portrait of a Real-Life Heiress Turned Revolutionary

The feature by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor focuses on the aftermath of the largest art heist in history, committed in the name of the Irish Republican Army.

‘Hesitation Wound’ Review: A Pitch-Perfect Character Study Explores the Vagaries of Justice

A criminal defense attorney juggles urgent matters on the job and within her family in a Turkish drama premiering at the Venice Film Festival.

‘The Royal Hotel’ Review: Julia Garner and Jessica Henwick in Kitty Green’s Bruising Outback Drama

Two American backpackers sign on as temporary workers at a remote Australian pub in a narrative feature inspired by a documentary.

‘Fingernails’ Review: Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed Quietly Ignite a Low-Tech Sci-Fi Exploration of Romantic Love

Jeremy Allen White and Luke Wilson also star in the English-language debut of Christos Nikou, the Athens-born director of ‘Apples.’

‘Food, Inc. 2’ Review: A Wake-Up Call That Strikes a Thoughtful Balance Between the Heartening and the Dire

Following up on the 2008 documentary, part two tracks promising breakthroughs and deepening problems in American agriculture and the multinational food industry.

‘The Bikeriders’ Review: Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy Stir the Surface of Jeff Nichols’ Gorgeous, Violent Love Letter to Outsiders

Inspired by a work of New Journalism about a 1960s motorcycle club, the Chicago-set drama — co-starring Austin Butler and Mike Faist — combines material from that book with a fictional narrative.

‘Rustin’ Review: Colman Domingo Brings an Underappreciated Civil Rights Hero to Passionate Life in George C. Wolfe’s Rousing Feature

In his first big-screen lead role, the actor portrays the chief architect of the historic 1963 March on Washington, a gay man who was well ahead of his time in being out and proud.

‘Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity’ Review: Amazon’s Docuseries Aims Beyond Formula to Hit the High Notes

The three-part portrait explores the life and music of the revered and influential saxophonist, who died in March.

‘The Beautiful Summer’ Review: An Uneven but Sensuous and Sensitive Coming-of-Age Drama

Set in 1938 Turin, Laura Luchetti’s adaptation of a novel by Cesare Pavese — premiering at the Locarno Film Festival — centers on a young woman’s sexual awakening.

‘The Unknown Country’ Review: Lily Gladstone Is the Radiant Center of a Lyrical Hybrid Drama

The ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ star plays a young woman reconnecting with her Oglala Lakota relatives in a feature that weaves documentary elements into its road-trip narrative.