Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey is an award-winning entertainment journalist and bestselling author. In addition to her critical essays and reviews of about 200 films a year for The Times, Sharkey’s weekly movie reviews appear in newspapers nationally and internationally. She is a contributing critic for Entertainment Weekly’s Critical Mass. She is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., the Society for Professional Journalists and Cinema for Peace’s international jury. Her books include collaborations with Oscar-winning actresses Faye Dunaway on “Looking for Gatsby” and Marlee Matlin on “I'll Scream Later.” Sharkey, who holds a degree in journalism and a master’s in communications theory from Texas Christian University, began her career in Texas but now calls California home.