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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

‘My Love Affair With Marriage’ Review: An Animator’s Tough and Zingy Musical Exploration of Womanhood

With a voice cast led by Dagmara Domińczyk, New York-based Latvian filmmaker Signe Baumane delves into traditional gender roles, the biochemistry of romance, and recent Eastern European history.

‘Here’ Review: Belgian Drama’s Poetic Gaze Is Low-Key and Profoundly Affecting

A migrant worker meets a botanist who opens his eyes to a world of microscopic beauty in Bas Devos’ Brussels-set mood piece.

‘The Teachers’ Lounge’ Review: Mistrust on Campus Spirals Out of Control in a Taut, Unconventional German Thriller

In Germany’s official Oscar entry, a young middle school teacher finds herself at the center of an expanding web of anger and suspicion.

‘They Shot the Piano Player’ Review: A Deeply Felt Portrait of a Virtuoso Who Wandered Into the Crosshairs of a Police State

‘Chico & Rita’ helmers Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal reteam for another animated film, this time combining documentary material and invented sequences to tell the story of a beloved Brazilian musician.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 15 Best Films of the Fall Fests 

Career highs for Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage, a delicious Frederick Wiseman doc, a poignant gay ghost story and two knockout dramas about the refugee crisis in Europe are among THR critics’ 15 faves from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

‘Mother, Couch’ Review: Ewan McGregor and Ellen Burstyn Topline a Frustrating Absurdist Portrait of a Fractured Family

Rhys Ifans, Taylor Russell and Lara Flynn Boyle also star in the story of three adult siblings converging on the furniture store from which their mother refuses to budge.

‘The King Tide’ Review: Frances Fisher in an Unsettling Tale of Supernatural Powers and Poisonous Groupthink

Clayne Crawford and Aden Young also star in director Christian Sparkes’ Newfoundland-set psychological thriller.

‘The Teacher’ Review: A Debut Feature’s Eye-Opening Dramatization of Life in Occupied Palestine

Saleh Bakri and Imogen Poots portray colleagues at a West Bank school who try to help a student recover from a crushing loss.

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

In writer-director Daina O. Pusić'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.