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Tag: Ficks’ Picks

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 2: More Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Questlove's hypnotic 'Summer of Soul' sings, animated 'Cryptozoo' melts face, and two docs on Bay Area HS seniors bring cultural exposé close to home.

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 1: Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Nicolas Cage, Tessa Thompson, Sparks, and a majestic Georgian tree—our annual peek at the giant movie event

Ficks’ Picks at the 11th Annual CROSSROADS Experimental Film Festival 

This year's mind-melting batch of experimental films at San Francisco Cinematheque's 11th annual CROSSROADS 2020, may be extremely helpful to some of you looking for an alternative to all...

What we saw at Sundance, part 1: Wild rides and deep looks

Culling through the 40 features viewed at both the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals last week has been as much fun as watching them in the first place. Here...

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

48 Hills festival movie critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks travels the continent for us checking out the biggest film events. He also hosts the invaluable MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS series. Here...

Ficks’ Picks: The best of the Toronto International Film Fest!

Our festival critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks had a golden ticket to all the latest films debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019. Check out his TIFF picks below,...

Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

FICKS' PICKS Jesse Hawthorne Ficks picks his favorite films of 2018 and presents them in a double bill format. Save this spoiler-free list for those late nites when you...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Midnight movie madness

Our critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks caught this year’s Toronto International Film festival. Read more of his coverage here.  TIFF The most difficult ticket to get at this year's Toronto International Film...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: The grand masters return

48 Hills critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more of his on-the-ground reviews and impressions here.  TIFF Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters which won the Palme d’Or at...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

Critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first report here.    TIFF Working as an activist filmmaker for more than 50 years, Anand Patwardhan delivered one...