Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Toronto International Film Festival

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.

Son’s dedication fuels doc on Black liberation group MOVE

'40 Years a Prisoner' examines police stand-off that left nine activists facing life—and the decades in prison that followed.

What we saw at Sundance, Part 2: A side-trip to Slamdance

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,...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Midnight movie madness

Our critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks caught this year’s Toronto International Film festival. Read more of his coverage here.  TIFF The most difficult ticket to get at this year's Toronto International Film...

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

Our critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks caught this year's Toronto International Film festival. Read more of his coverage here.  TIFF It was no small feat to watch 37 of the 43 experimental...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: The grand masters return

48 Hills critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more of his on-the-ground reviews and impressions here.  TIFF Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters which won the Palme d’Or at...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Indian Cinema in full effect

Critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first report here.    TIFF Working as an activist filmmaker for more than 50 years, Anand Patwardhan delivered one...

Ficks’ Picks at TIFF: Gorgeous Chinese films + early Oscar buzz

Our critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more of his coverage here.  TIFF This year's Toronto International Film Festival (which just wrapped up this weekend) boasted...