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Ficks’ Picks: Favorite films (spoiler-free!) of 2016

        SCREEN GRABS Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who attended Sundance, SFiFF, Crossroads, Frameline, and Mill Valley Film Festival this year, picks the cream...

        Must-sees from Mill Valley

              SCREEN GRABS The 39th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival came to a close this weekend and showcased one of the best lineups of upcoming...

              The secrets of ‘Stranger Things’

                    SCREEN GRABS Netflix’s eight-part mini-series Stranger Things has a lot more to say than just referencing Stephen King novels and Steven Spielberg films. Taking the...

                    Celebrate life at Frameline 40

                          Not only is the Bay Area celebrating the world's longest-running international LGBTQ film festival (June 16-26), the 40th anniversary Frameline feels like the most...

                          All eyes on SFIFF59

                                SCREEN GRABS This year's San Francisco International Film Festival -- the 59th installment of this seminal feast for the eyes, running at various venues April...

                                At the CROSSROADS in 2016

                                      Presenting more than 70 artists' films in nine programs over three days in 16mm, 35mm, and digital video, SF Cinematheque's annual experimental film festival...
                                      The Fits reviewed by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

                                      What we saw at Sundance

                                            48 Hills film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks snuck into Sundance 2016 to scope out the best flicks of the fest. 1. Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits (USA/Italy) Quite...

                                            SF Indiefest: A trio of top picks

                                                  SF Indiefest is celebrating its 18th anniversary of screening independent cinema, which is an admirable milestone. This year's movie lineup will light up the Mission...

                                                  Ficks’ Picks: The best films of 2015 (spoiler-free!)

                                                        SCREEN GRABS Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who ranged from horror classics to the Toronto International Film Festival this year, picks the cream...