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Leslie Felperin

Contributing Film Critic

Leslie Felperin is a Contributing Film Critic at The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining THR, Felperin wrote reviews for Variety and Moving Pictures and was the Deputy Editor of Sight and Sound. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Independent, among others. She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in English Language and Literature, and has taught English and Film Studies at Goldsmiths College and Middlesex University.

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‘Back to Black’ Review: Flawed but Affecting Amy Winehouse Biopic Benefits From Marisa Abela’s Intensely Physical Performance

Sam Taylor-Johnson's film about the dazzlingly talented English singer who died at age 27 also features Jack O'Connell, Eddie Marsan and Lesley Manville.

‘Scoop’ Review: Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell Find Nothing New in the BBC’s Infamous Prince Andrew Interview

Billie Piper, Keeley Hawes and Romola Garai round out a posh cast for Philip Martin's drama about journalism, privilege and sexual exploitation.

‘The Beautiful Game’ Review: Bill Nighy Leads a Game Cast in Netflix’s Sweet, Predictable Soccer Dramedy

Micheal Ward costars in Thea Sharrock's film about a half dozen unhoused men competing for England in the Homeless World Cup.

‘Mothers’ Instinct’ Review: Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in a Suburban Trauma Drama That’s Not as Juicy as It Should Be

The 1960s-set film, directed and shot by cinematographer Benoit Delhomme, tells the story of besties torn asunder when one of their sons dies in an accident.

‘7 Keys’ Review: Emma McDonald and Billy Postlethwaite Bring Much-Needed Heat to Misguided London Hook-Up Drama

The actors star as a pair of new lovers who break into houses over a holiday weekend in Joy Wilkinson’s debut feature.

‘Grand Theft Hamlet’ Review: When Shakespeare Meets Gaming, Hilarity and Heartbreak Ensue

The doc follows a pair of out-of-work theater actors who try to stage a production of 'Hamlet' within the video game 'Grand Theft Auto' during the COVID lockdown of 2021.

‘Gloria!’ Review: An All-Female Orchestra at the Turn of the 19th Century Does It for Themselves in Fluffy Italian Debut

Margherita Vicario's film centers around women musicians at a Church-run establishment in early-1800s Italy.

‘Sons’ Review: Sidse Babett Knudsen Is Remarkable as an Avenging Corrections Officer in a Plausibility-Challenged Drama

The Berlin competition entry is the latest from Danish 'The Guilty' director Gustav Moller.

‘A Family’ Review: French Writer Christine Angot Makes Directorial Debut With a Bruisingly Personal Doc About Incest

Like many of her written works, this explores the damage done by the abuse inflicted on Angot as an adolescent by her father.

‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Reteams With Hong Sang-soo for Another Wispy, Wistful Drama

Competing for the main prize in Berlin, the film is the French star's third collaboration with the South Korean auteur.

‘Dying’ Review: Lars Eidinger Stars as a Harried Orchestra Conductor in a Moving and Funny German Family Saga

Life, death and everything in between are there in Matthias Glasner’s competitor for the Golden Bear, which also features Corinna Harfouch, Lilith Stangenberg and Ronald Zehrfeld.

‘Treasure’ Review: Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry Play Daughter and Father in a Misfire of a Holocaust Dramedy

A woman and her Holocaust survivor father go on a trip tracing their family history in Poland in German director Julia von Heinz's film.