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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

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Indigenous cinema triumphs at Toronto International Film Festival

Legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin finally gets her due with a 19-movie tribute—plus 'Angakusajaujuq' and 'Night Raiders' make Fick's Picks

Denzel and Frances deliver ‘Macbeth’ — and other standouts from the New York Film Fest

In the third Ficks' Picks dispatch from the fest, Joel Coen delivers his first brother-less triumph with 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' and a Murakami adaption — surprisingly — sings

Body horror and existential spelunking at the New York Film Festival

In the second Ficks' Picks dispatch, demons and daddy issues roil 'Titane' while 'Il Buco [The Hole]' delivers without dialogue.

New York Film Fest kicks off with blasphemous lesbian nuns, protests

In the first Ficks' Picks dispatch from the fest, 'Joan of Arc' meets 'Xena: Warrior Princess' in Paul Verhoeven's 'Benedetta'

Experimental expressions: Ficks’ Picks for the 12th CROSSROADS Film Fest

SF Cinematheque's annual cornucopia of very independent short films showcases visions from around the world.

Nevermind the Oscars: Here’s Ficks’ Picks favorite flicks of 2020 (and beyond)

The overlooked, the underseen, and more: Unmissable gems to search out, from a very strange cinematic era

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 2: More Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Questlove's hypnotic 'Summer of Soul' sings, animated 'Cryptozoo' melts face, and two docs on Bay Area HS seniors bring cultural exposé close to home.

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 1: Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Nicolas Cage, Tessa Thompson, Sparks, and a majestic Georgian tree—our annual peek at the giant movie event

Ficks’ Picks at the 11th Annual CROSSROADS Experimental Film Festival 

This year's mind-melting batch of experimental films at San Francisco Cinematheque's 11th annual CROSSROADS 2020, may be extremely helpful to some of you looking...

What we saw at Sundance, part 3: Crossed borders and different lives

Culling through the forty features viewed at both the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals last week has been as much fun as watching them...