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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

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What we saw at Sundance 2018: Live from Park City

Read part two of Jesse's Sundance coverage here.  FICKS' PICKS The air felt different to me in Park City this past week. With the lowest snowfall since 1976, the streets...

Ficks’ Picks: Favorite movies of 2017

Presenting 48 Hills critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' top films of last year (and look for his exclusive Sundance reports for us coming soon!). For our film critic Dennis Harvey's list...

A leap for CROSSROADS

SCREEN GRABS The San Francisco Cinematheque’s eighth annual experimental film festival, CROSSROADS 2017, has some genuine medicine for the overabundance of melancholy fogging up the world these days. https://vimeo.com/213031074 CROSSROADS 2017 will...

More SFIFF must-sees

SCREEN GRABS This year's annual international film festival is chock full of exciting screenings and important explorations. After the first wave, here are more must-sees through April 19th: ...

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Narratives

The 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival took place during the snowiest winter of the past 10 years in Park erity, Utah. Even trudging through a snowfall of 55 confirmed...

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Documentaries

The 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival took place during the snowiest winter of the past 10 years in Park City, Utah. Even with a snowfall of 55 confirmed inches in...

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

SCREEN GRABS Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who attended Sundance, SFiFF, Crossroads, Frameline, and Mill Valley Film Festival this year, picks the cream 2016’s cinematic crop. Bookmark this...

Must-sees from Mill Valley

SCREEN GRABS The 39th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival came to a close this weekend and showcased one of the best lineups of upcoming films in recent Bay Area...

The secrets of ‘Stranger Things’

SCREEN GRABS Netflix’s eight-part mini-series Stranger Things has a lot more to say than just referencing Stephen King novels and Steven Spielberg films. Taking the country by storm with its...

Celebrate life at Frameline 40

Not only is the Bay Area celebrating the world's longest-running international LGBTQ film festival (June 16-26), the 40th anniversary Frameline feels like the most proactive way to celebrate life...