Stories about Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

The illuminated woman of ‘Crimson Peak’

Guillermo de Toro's latest gothic horror has more up its sleeve than loving, gory homage.  By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS Cinephiles should have a field day...
48 Hills Big Week

BIG WEEK: What to do Sept 30-Oct 6, 2015

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Castro Street Fair, Veg Fest, Art Night, Sharktoberfest, Algiers, John Carpenter tribute, more essential events this week. By Marke B.  BIG WEEK As the...

Even more Ficks’ Picks from the Toronto International Film Festival

Bucolic witches, splendid cemeteries, awkward Chinese futures, little sisters, swell lobsters, and more from TIFF 40. Read part 1 here and part 2 here.  By...
48 Hills: TIFF 40 Dheepan

More Ficks’ Picks from the Toronto International Film Festival

Tamil rebels, explicit 'Love,' 3D horrors from the past, a Moroccan masterpiece, and gobbledygook skin flicks in part 2 of our coverage. Read part one...
48 Hills: TIFF 40

Ficks’ Picks from the Toronto International Film Festival, part 1

Hitchcock revisited, Laurie Anderson's dog, Neo-Nazi horror, Charlie Kaufman's stop-motion animation... and a nightmarish new E.T.? (Read part 2 here.) By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS...

BIG WEEK: What to do Aug. 19-25, 2015

SF Drag King Contest, Origami-Palooza, Hempcon, Afterskool Specials, Thee Oh Sees, Coco Fusco, Jill Scott, more essential events. DON'T MISS OUT! Sign up for...

What to see at the 35th SF Jewish Film Festival

Don't schvitz! From Hitchcock to DJ AM, here are six essential picks from the sprawling annual cinematic feast, beginning Thu/23. By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS The 35th Annual...

Now watch this: our essential SFIFF58 guide, part 2

Uncomfortable Hamburger, Ukrainian unrest, optometrist vs. demon, border town peacemakers, an IPhone 5S feature, and deaf-mute 'Tribe.' By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS Part two of our...

Now watch this: our essential SFIFF58 guide, part 1

Mommy horror, obsolescent humans, anti-trafficking activism, and the latest from Jenni Olsen and Guy Madden at the SF International Film Fest. By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN...

Keep watch at Crossroads, new visions await

Cinematheque's treasured annual festival brings more than 50 experimental filmmakers to Victoria Theatre's screen, April 10-12.   By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS My first exposure to...