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Ficks’ Picks: A guide to the CROSSROADS 2018 experimental film festival

SF Cinematheque's annual eye-popper ranges far and wide, from American commercials and Chinese streets to a tribute to local genius Paul Clipson.

Jump into the SF International Film Festival midstream!

Don't be overwhelmed by the SFIFF monster: Here are our recommendations for the second half of the sprawling event.

What we saw at Sundance 2018, round two: Women fight back

Three ace revenge flicks feature fierce females getting their own. Plus: Nick Cage goes gonzo, and did they really hand out marijuana at a screening?

What we saw at Sundance 2018: Live from Park City

Dramatic tales of first sexual experiences, life and gentrification in Oakland, fertility quests, dissolving marriages, and gay conversion therapy lit up festival screens.

Ficks’ Picks: Favorite movies of 2017

Thirty-plus awesome cinematic moments, from 'Twin Peaks: The Return' to 'Blade of the Immortals' and 'The Florida Project'

A leap for CROSSROADS

With a new home at SFMOMA, Cinematheque's experimental CROSSROADS film fest stretches out.

More SFIFF must-sees

With the massive 60th San Francisco Film Festival in full swing, here's a list of essential screenings and experiences.

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Narratives

Offbeat stories and mumblecore came to the fore in part 2 of our critic's picks from the fest.

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Documentaries

Ficks' Picks at the lively 2017 Sundance Film Festival, part one

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

From 'The Handmaiden' to 'The Love Witch,' 'Cafe Society' to 'Ixcanul,' our esteemed critic picks some surprising top flicks.