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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

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All eyes on SFIFF59

SCREEN GRABS This year's San Francisco International Film FestivalĀ -- the 59th installment of this seminal feast for the eyes, running at various venues April 21-May 5 -- boasts a...

At the CROSSROADS in 2016

Presenting more than 70 artists' films in nine programs over three days in 16mm, 35mm, and digital video, SF Cinematheque's annual experimental film festival CROSSROADS 2016, may feel a...
The Fits reviewed by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

What we saw at Sundance

48 Hills film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks snuck into Sundance 2016 to scope out the best flicks of the fest.Ā  1. Anna Rose Holmer,Ā The FitsĀ (USA/Italy) Quite simply the most hauntingly thoughtful...

SF Indiefest: A trio of top picks

SF Indiefest is celebratingĀ its 18th anniversary of screening independent cinema, which is an admirable milestone. This year's movie lineup will light up the Mission District's Roxie Theater, Brava Theater...

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

SCREEN GRABSĀ Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who ranged from horror classics to the Toronto International Film Festival this year, picks the cream 2015's cinematic crop. BEST FEATURE FILM 1.Ā The...