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What we saw at Sundance 2017: Documentaries

Ficks' Picks at the lively 2017 Sundance Film Festival, part one

Ficks’ Picks: Favorite films (spoiler-free!) of 2016

From 'The Handmaiden' to 'The Love Witch,' 'Cafe Society' to 'Ixcanul,' our esteemed critic picks some surprising top flicks.

Must-sees from Mill Valley

From 'Certain Women' to 'The Handmaiden,' 'Loving' to 'La La Land' -- we revisit the best of the 2016 Mill Valley Film Fest.

The secrets of ‘Stranger Things’

Sensational Netflix series brims with deep references and numerological underpinnings.

Celebrate life at Frameline 40

From kiki voguers to indie-hero Film Hawks (and of course a splash of vintage Madonna), the world's largest LGBTQ film fest dazzles.

All eyes on SFIFF59

Queer gangs, haunted Iranian housewives, apocalyptic high rises: our guide to 59th San Francisco International Film Festival

At the CROSSROADS in 2016

70 films, nine programs, three days: CROSSROADS Film Festival is here for lovers of the eye-popping avant-garde
The Fits reviewed by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

What we saw at Sundance

From rapturous 'Fits' and glorious 'Certain Women' to a stabbing 'Lesson' and a freewheeling 'Lovesong', the film fest shined.

SF Indiefest: A trio of top picks

A glimpse at the many offerings of this year's sprawling film fest, Feb 11-25

Ficks’ Picks: The best films of 2015 (spoiler-free!)

Boxers, assassins, Star Wars, and Jem: Three dozen keepers that leapt off this year's screens.