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Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

From 'You were Never Really Here' and 'Life and Nothing More' to 'Street Meat' and 'Never Never Land,' our festival critic picks his faves.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Midnight movie madness

From David Gordon Green's 'Halloween' to Gaspar Noe's 'Climax,' the Toronto International Film Festival offered popcorn delights.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: The grand masters return

Godard, Cuarón, Panahi, Reygadas, and other contemporary greats bring new films to the Toronto International Film Fest.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

From 'Husband Material' to 'Hotel Mumbai,' the Toronto International Film Festival boasted a slate of impressive Indian films.

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

35 features, 35 shorts in 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival: Here's part one of Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' reports.

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

SF Cinematheque's annual eye-popper ranges far and wide, from American commercials and Chinese streets to a tribute to local genius Paul Clipson.

Ficks’ Picks: Favorite movies of 2017

Thirty-plus awesome cinematic moments, from 'Twin Peaks: The Return' to 'Blade of the Immortals' and 'The Florida Project'