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What we saw at Sundance, part 3: Crossed borders and different lives

Themes of mortality, nature, change, and solidarity lit up the screens at the annual Park City fest.

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

From Inuk to Tasmania, blockbuster to experimental, this year's list ranges widely and highlights breathtaking films.

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

Screen gems from Portugal to India, directors from Noah Baumbach to Deborah Stratman—and one wily Joker.

Screen Grabs: Two of our favorite movies this year

Plus: John Carpenter Film Fest, Give Me Liberty, Adam, The Amazing Jonathan Documentary, California Independent Film Festival, more

Screen Grabs: The perils of ‘Midsommar’

Plus: Paris is Burning, Maiden, Bastille Day, Jaws, War and Peace, and more in cinemas

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

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Cat Sticks, Honey Boy, The Farewell... plus our top 10 of the whole shebang

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

From 'The Wolf Hour' to 'The Death of Dick Long' (and a great shorts program), our critic takes in some future cult favorites.

What we saw at Sundance, part 2: Documentaries

A Macedonian beekeeper, a Taliban refugee, feisty Satanists, the life of N. Scott Momaday, a 1969 Memphis bluesfest...

What we saw at Sundance, Part 1

From Wayuu crime lords to a colonial Australian thriller: Our critic caught 30 features and 20 shorts in one week.

Screen Grabs: IndieFest, Godard’s latest, and a Jeff Goldblum smorgasbord

Plus: Brazil takes on environmental crisis in an animated feature — does it work?