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Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

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

Forget SB 50 — San Francisco needs a bold plan for social housing

European cities show how more than half the housing stock can be taken out of the private market -- and it works.

Screen Grabs: Bombshells, Cats, and Star Wars—must be holiday time

Sink your claws into blockbuster season—plus Lost Holiday, Miyazaki Mania, Agnes Varda, Chinatown Rising, and more

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

'Do what you want. Treat people decently,' says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival.

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.

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

Flamenco to death metal, Comedy Day to Hip-Hop Fest, with dozens more great local arts, music, dance, and stage events.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

Big Telecom tries another deregulation scam in Sacramento

In the name of protecting internet calls, bill would eliminate state control over pretty much every type of telecommunications in California.

Lulu Wang on good lies and immigrant family ties in ‘The Farewell’

'Guilt only exists through storytelling,' says the director, whose new film investigates cultural differences and tender bonds.

Screen Grabs: A Japanese master of ‘The Human Condition’ gets his due

Plus: Frozen Film Festival, The Farewell, a Blaxploitation classic, Sword of Trust, Sea of Shadows, and more in cinemas this week.