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Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

From 'You were Never Really Here' and 'Life and Nothing More' to 'Street Meat' and 'Never Never Land,' our festival critic picks his faves.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Midnight movie madness

From David Gordon Green's 'Halloween' to Gaspar Noe's 'Climax,' the Toronto International Film Festival offered popcorn delights.

Ficks Pick at TIFF: Experimental cinema is where it’s at!

This year's Toronto International Film Festival showcased stunning sociological portraits, avant-garde thrills, and metaphysical chills.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: The grand masters return

Godard, Cuarón, Panahi, Reygadas, and other contemporary greats bring new films to the Toronto International Film Fest.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

From 'Husband Material' to 'Hotel Mumbai,' the Toronto International Film Festival boasted a slate of impressive Indian films.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Gorgeous Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

35 features, 35 shorts in 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival: Here's part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' reports.

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.