Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
Don't be overwhelmed by the SFIFF monster: Here are our recommendations for the second half of the sprawling event.
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?
Dramatic tales of first sexual experiences, life and gentrification in Oakland, fertility quests, dissolving marriages, and gay conversion therapy lit up festival screens.
Thirty-plus awesome cinematic moments, from 'Twin Peaks: The Return' to 'Blade of the Immortals' and 'The Florida Project'
With a new home at SFMOMA, Cinematheque's experimental CROSSROADS film fest stretches out.
With the massive 60th San Francisco Film Festival in full swing, here's a list of essential screenings and experiences.
Offbeat stories and mumblecore came to the fore in part 2 of our critic's picks from the fest.
Ficks' Picks at the lively 2017 Sundance Film Festival, part one
From 'The Handmaiden' to 'The Love Witch,' 'Cafe Society' to 'Ixcanul,' our esteemed critic picks some surprising top flicks.
From 'Certain Women' to 'The Handmaiden,' 'Loving' to 'La La Land' -- we revisit the best of the 2016 Mill Valley Film Fest.
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