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What we saw at Sundance (and Slamdance), part 4: Narrative features

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Cat Sticks, Honey Boy, The Farewell... plus our top 10 of the whole shebang

What we saw at Sundance, Part 3: MiDNiTE MOViES and Beyond!

From 'The Wolf Hour' to 'The Death of Dick Long' (and a great shorts program), our critic takes in some future cult favorites.

What we saw at Sundance, part 2: Documentaries

A Macedonian beekeeper, a Taliban refugee, feisty Satanists, the life of N. Scott Momaday, a 1969 Memphis bluesfest...

What we saw at Sundance, Part 1

From Wayuu crime lords to a colonial Australian thriller: Our critic caught 30 features and 20 shorts in one week.

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.