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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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‘This Closeness’ Review: A Couple and Their Airbnb Host Get Acquainted in an Astute Dramedy of Awkwardness

Kit Zauhar writes, directs and stars in the film, which debuted at SXSW and unfolds over a weekend in a Philadelphia.

‘Parachute’ Review: Brittany Snow’s Directing Debut Tackles Addiction, Eating Disorders and Anxiety With an Impressively Light Touch

This portrait of a relationship between a woman with an eating disorder (Courtney Eaton of 'Yellowjackets') and a boy with co-dependency issues (Thomas Mann) won two awards at SXSW.

‘White Plastic Sky’ Review: From Hungary, Richly Realized Dystopian World-Building

The sci-fi rotoscoped animated feature from Hungarian filmmakers Tibor Banoczki and Sarolta Szabo bowed in Berlin.

‘Art College 1994’ Review: Chinese Director Liu Jian Looks Back in a Wistful Animated Film

The low-key comedy about art school students premiered in competition at the end of the Berlin Film Festival.

‘Suzume’ Review: Anime Maestro Makoto Shinkai Returns With a Coming-of-Age Adventure That Pulses With Feeling

A hit in its home territory of Japan late last year, the film now rolls out internationally after playing in competition at the Berlinale.

‘Bad Living’ (‘Mal Viver’) Review: A Miserable Melodrama of Female Cruelty

Anabela Moreira, Rita Blanco and Madalena Almeida star as three generations of women perpetually at odds with one another in Portuguese auteur Joao Canijo's film.

‘Totem’ Review: A Mexican Family Portrait, Bursting With Beauty and Drama

Mexican filmmaker Lila Aviles' follow-up to 'The Chambermaid' follows a chaotic family gathering through the eyes of a young girl.

‘Golda’ Review: Helen Mirren Makes a Commanding Golda Meir in Square but Serviceable Biopic

This historical drama about the Israeli prime minister, directed by Guy Nattiv ('Skin'), doesn't skimp on period fixtures and makes sure everyone smokes all the time.

‘Disco Boy’ Review: A Fierce Franz Rogowski Can’t Save This Pretension-Plagued Debut

The rising German star plays a soldier in the French Foreign Legion who meets a rebel in the Niger Delta, with deadly results, in Giacomo Abbruzzese's feature debut.

‘After Love’ Review: Joanna Scanlan Shines as a Grieving Widow in a Sensitive Debut Feature

Aleem Khan's British-French drama is taking its North American bow in limited release.

‘In My Mother’s Skin’ Review: Folk-Horror Feast Evokes ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ in the Best of Ways

Selected for the Midnight section at Sundance, Philippine director Kenneth Dagatan’s feature sold to Amazon Prime before the festival began.

‘Plan C’ Review: Sensitive Doc Depicts Warriors for a Women’s Right to Choose

Tracy Droz Tragos, who directed 2016's ‘Abortion: Stories Women Tell,’ takes a look at the women running an advisory service for those seeking abortion-drugs.