Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

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, part 3: Crossed borders and different lives

Culling through the forty 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,...

Screen Grabs: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Mexico’s Golden Age ….

SCREEN GRABS In addition to SF Cinematheque’s annual Crossroads showcase for experimental work at SFMOMA (see Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' preview this week) and the continuation of SF DocFest (see our...

Watching at CROSSROADS 2019: Avant-garde film festival returns

San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual experimental film festival CROSSROADS is celebrating its 10th year at the SFMOMA, Fri/7-Sun/9. With 62 ​works of film, video, and media performance by ​56 artists...

What we saw at Sundance (and Slamdance), part 4: Narrative features

SUNDANCE 2019 Our festival critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Sundance Film Festival. Read part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 here!  Honey Boy (Alma Har'el, US) Winning a Special...

Screen Grabs: Never mind the Oscars, we’ve got screwballs and Pod People

SCREEN GRABS As if nothing mattered but the Oscars on Sunday (harrumph!), there are no major Hollywood releases this weekend, and few notable arthouse ones. However, there are a number...

What we saw at Sundance, Part 3: MiDNiTE MOViES and Beyond!

SUNDANCE 2019 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from Sundance. See part 1 here and part 2 here!  The Death of Dick Long (Daniel Scheinert, US)  Absurdism dates back to the work of Søren Kierkegaard,...

What we saw at Sundance, part 2: Documentaries

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Sundance Film Festival: See part 1 here and part 3 here!  SUNDANCE 2019 The Documentary categories are often the best part of Sundance and this...