Author Archives: Ted Hicks

About Ted Hicks

Iowa farm boy; have lived in NYC for 40 years; worked in motion picture labs, film/video distribution, subtitling, media-awards program; obsessive film-goer all my life.

Best TV 2018 – Supplemental

For those who want to go a little deeper, here is additional material on some of the titles in my Best TV of 2018 post. ______________________________________________________ The Americans ___________________________________________________ Babylon Berlin ____________________________________________________ Barry ____________________________________________________ Homecoming ____________________________________________________ Jane Fonda in Five … Continue reading

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What I Watched Last Year: Best TV, Cable & Streaming 2018

Looking over my list of best shows for 2018, I see that none of them are on network television. All of them, without exception, were seen via HBO, Showtime, Amazon, Netflix, FX, and BBC America. I don’t think network shows, … Continue reading

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Great Covers & Illustrations – A Totally Random Collection

During the last several years of looking for film-related material, I’ve stumbled across a lot 0f other stuff that I felt compelled to save. When I was going through it the other day — in a successful effort to avoid … Continue reading

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Best Documentaries 2018 – Supplemental

See below for more on some of the films in my Best Documentaries Part 2 list. ________________________________________________________ Hal _______________________________________________________ John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection ______________________________________________________ Kusama: Infinity _______________________________________________________ Love, Cecil David Bailey is a fashion and portrait photographer … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2018 – Part 2

Here are the rest of my top choices for 2018. _________________________________________________________ Chef Flynn (Cameron Yates, director)  Flynn McGarry opened a restaurant he called Eureka in his home at age 11. His journey is amazing. Totally encouraged by his mother, Meg … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2018 – Part 1

Last year was another excellent year for documentary features. Of the 15 films on my list, my top picks are Free Solo, Watergate, and Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Free Solo  (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai … Continue reading

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Best Features 2018 – Supplemental

Once again, for those who want to take a deeper dive into some of the films on my Best Features list, here is a selection of interviews that will add to your experience of those films. Take your pick. ________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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