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What we saw at Sundance, Part 1

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 With more than 14,000 submissions from more than 150 countries, the Sundance Film Festival (which celebrated its 35th Anniversary) narrowed down their feature film total to...

Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

FICKS' PICKS Jesse Hawthorne Ficks picks his favorite films of 2018 and presents them in a double bill format. Save this spoiler-free list for those late nites when you...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Midnight movie madness

Our critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks caught this year’s Toronto International Film festival. Read more of his coverage here.  TIFF The most difficult ticket to get at this year's Toronto International Film...

Ficks Pick at TIFF: Experimental cinema is where it’s at!

Our critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks caught this year's Toronto International Film festival. Read more of his coverage here.  TIFF It was no small feat to watch 37 of the 43 experimental...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: The grand masters return

48 Hills critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more of his on-the-ground reviews and impressions here.  TIFF Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters which won the Palme d’Or at...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

Critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first report here.    TIFF Working as an activist filmmaker for more than 50 years, Anand Patwardhan delivered one...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Gorgeous Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

Our critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more of his coverage here.  TIFF This year's Toronto International Film Festival (which just wrapped up this weekend) boasted...

Ficks’ Picks: A guide to the CROSSROADS 2018 experimental film festival

FICKS' PICKS San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual experimental film festival CROSSROADS 2018 is celebrating its ninth year at SFMOMA this weekend, Thu/7-Sun/10. With 84 ​works of film, video and performance cinema...

Jump into the SF International Film Festival midstream!

We know, huge film festivals can be overwhelming and intimidating—something it feels like you have to prepare for weeks in advance. Don't miss out because the SF International Film...

What we saw at Sundance 2018, round two: Women fight back

Read part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Sundance 2018 coverage here.  FICKS' PICKS Sundance sported some of the best Midnite Movie entries in recent years, which not only found raucous sold...