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Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

From Inuk to Tasmania, blockbuster to experimental, this year's list ranges widely and highlights breathtaking films.

Screen Grabs: A very contemporary Les Misérables

Plus: an incredible tale of 70,000 VHS tapes, the Village People's disco disaster, and more in cinemas this week.

Cartooning the Japanese Internment, through George Takei’s eyes

In a book and show at the Cartoon Art Museum, illustrator Harmony Becker realizes a US tragedy in fine-grained detail.

Screen Grabs: New year, death row

January's usual grab-bag of silly movies is leavened by two serious legal dramas (and a legend's epitaph).

Screen Grabs: Homage to a gorgeous legend + 2019’s best films

French New Wave star Anna Karina returns to the big screens. Plus: Cunningham, Invisible Life, and more in cinemas.

For San Francisco, the Gay Men’s Chorus brings the ‘Holigays’ home

"We first performed the Christmas Eve shows in 1991 when the AIDS pandemic was at its worst." Now, the annual shows are a mainstay.

Screen Grabs: Bombshells, Cats, and Star Wars—must be holiday time

Sink your claws into blockbuster season—plus Lost Holiday, Miyazaki Mania, Agnes Varda, Chinatown Rising, and more

Michael Apted’s monumental, 55-year chronicle of class inequality

The director speaks about his celebrated UP series—now on '63 UP'—tracing the lives of 14 subjects across five decades

Screen Grabs: Fake news from Clint Eastwood and Imelda Marcos

Plus: A Mexican ambulance family, where sound effects come from, one of 2019's best small US features, and more in cinemas.

Burger Boogaloo 2020 announces killer lineup

Legends Alice Bag, Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks, Flipper, and Pansy Division join Younger Lovers, Plastic Bertrand, and more.