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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.

‘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.

Critic’s Notebook: A Generation’s Chords of Celebration, Elegy and Reckoning Resound in Two New Brit-Rock Docs

'Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)' and 'Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd' join a vibrant crop of recent documentaries that illuminate the epochal music scenes of the ’60s and ’70s.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 10 Best Films of 2023 So Far

THR’s reviewers choose faves from the first half of the year, including a Michelle Williams-Kelly Reichardt collab, Miles Morales’ latest adventure and an aching love-triangle drama.

‘Richland’ Review: A Sensitive Portrait of the American Dream and the Fallout of a Nuclear Legacy

Irene Lusztig’s documentary, which premiered at Tribeca, spends time with the residents of Richland, Washington, a small town that played a big role in the Manhattan Project.

‘Maggie Moore(s)’ Review: Jon Hamm and Tina Fey in a Messy Small-Town Crime Comedy

Two women with the same name are murdered within days of each other in John Slattery’s second feature as a director, premiering at Tribeca.