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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 Pick at TIFF: Experimental cinema is where it’s at!

This year's Toronto International Film Festival showcased stunning sociological portraits, avant-garde thrills, and metaphysical chills.

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: The grand masters return

Godard, CuarĂ³n, 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.

A leap for CROSSROADS

With a new home at SFMOMA, Cinematheque's experimental CROSSROADS film fest stretches out.

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Narratives

Offbeat stories and mumblecore came to the fore in part 2 of our critic's picks from the fest.

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Documentaries

Ficks' Picks at the lively 2017 Sundance Film Festival, part one

Ficks’ Picks: Favorite films (spoiler-free!) of 2016

From 'The Handmaiden' to 'The Love Witch,' 'Cafe Society' to 'Ixcanul,' our esteemed critic picks some surprising top flicks.