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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.

More from Sheri Linden

Critic’s Notebook: On Its 50th Anniversary, Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Conversation’ Offers a Searing Vision of Then, and Now

The Palme d'Or winner is still hauntingly relevant as a portrait of surveillance, privacy, power and the dangers of action without reflection.

‘Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus’ Review: An Exquisite and Stirring Farewell From a Renowned Composer

Director Neo Sora’s documentary captures a valedictory solo performance by the celebrated musician and film composer, his father, six months before his death from cancer.

‘Desert Road’ Review: Kristine Froseth Stars in a Spellbinding and Rewardingly Disorienting Head Trip

Writer-director Shannon Triplett’s feature debut revolves around a lone traveler caught in a seemingly endless spiral after an accident in the Mojave.

‘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.