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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks is the film history coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle. He curates and hosts “MOViES FOR MANiACS,” a film series celebrating underrated and overlooked cinema, in a neo-sincere manner.

Flicks that blew us away at the New York Film Fest, part two

Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell on the run, Ruben Östlund's laugh-out-loud class comedy, more to watch for

Flicks that blew us away at the New York Film Fest, part one

Noah Baumbach directs Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig to greatness in 'White Noise,' and South Korea's Hong Sang-soo triumphs twice.

Film is a battleground: Sam Fuller’s hot-button noirs and war tales still sting

BAMPFA's 'From the Front Page to the Front Lines' packs a wallop with 10 essential films from the under-sung director

What we saw at Sundance: Documentary dives into Myanmar midwives, volcano lovers, more

A Syrian migrant crane operator in Beirut, Kanye's rap rise, Watergate whistleblower Martha Mitchell among big fest subjects

What we saw at Sundance: ‘Speak No Evil,’ ‘The Nanny,’ ‘Fresh,’ more fest sensations

Plus: Aubrey Plaza as a criminal mastermind, overwhelming 'Palm Trees and Power Lines,' more features and shorts reviewed

What we saw at Sundance ’22, part 1: demented animation, Filipina country stars, more

Perfect pairings of our favorite features and shorts from this year's dazzling film fest (keep them in mind for later viewing)

Ficks’ Picks Epic List: Our favorite films of 2021 (or so)

A mega-countdown of recommended movies, videos, and even double features recently released

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