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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 for an alternative to all...

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 in the first place. Here...

What we saw at Sundance, Part 2: A side-trip to Slamdance

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

What we saw at Sundance, part 1: Wild rides and deep looks

Culling through the 40 features viewed at both the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals last week has been as much fun as watching them in the first place. Here...

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

48 Hills festival movie critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks travels the continent for us checking out the biggest film events. He also hosts the invaluable MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS series. Here...

Ficks’ Picks: The best of the Toronto International Film Fest!

Our festival critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks had a golden ticket to all the latest films debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019. Check out his TIFF picks below,...

Watching at CROSSROADS 2019: Avant-garde film festival returns

San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual experimental film festival CROSSROADS is celebrating its 10th year at the SFMOMA, Fri/7-Sun/9. With 62 ​works of film, video, and media performance by ​56 artists...