Luke Hicks

Luke Hicks is a New York City film journalist by way of Austin, TX, and an arts enthusiast who earned his master's studying film philosophy and ethics at Duke. He thinks every occasion should include one of the following: whiskey, coffee, gin, tea, beer, or olives. Love or lambast him @lou_kicks.

Audrey Diwan’s ‘Happening’ Stands Out Among Sundance Fare

By Luke Hicks 

“I want a child, but not instead of a life.”

892 Review

Boyega, Beharie, and Williams Shine in Otherwise Fine ‘892’

By Luke Hicks 

Michael K. Williams shines in his final performance in Abi Damaris Corbin’s debut feature.

Gods Country

‘God’s Country’ is the Crème de la Crème of Sundance 2022

By Luke Hicks 

“Sometimes it feels like things never change. But I promise you they do. They have to.”

Sharp Stick Bernthal and Froseth

‘Sharp Stick’ Marks a Confusing Return for Lena Dunham

By Luke Hicks 

Dunham is back with her first movie in over a decade.

Call Jane Banks Weaver

With ‘Call Jane,’ Phyllis Nagy Delivers a By-the-Book Abortion Drama

By Luke Hicks 

The lackluster first feature from the ‘Carol’ screenwriter follows the story of an underground abortion clinic in 1960s Chicago.

Best Foreign Language Films

The 15 Best Non-English-Language Films of 2021

By Luke Hicks 

From Norway to India to Romania and beyond, Luke Hicks counts down the 15 best non-English language films released in 2021.

Penelope Cruz in Parallel Mothers

Almodóvar’s ‘Parallel Mothers’ is an Emotional Rollercoaster of Maternity

By Luke Hicks 

Who we love and why we love them is as much a product of bloodline as it is of circumstance, of conditioning, of initial connection

Petite Maman

‘Petite Maman’ Teases Out Adorable Childhood Fantasy

By Luke Hicks 

Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ leaves something to be desired. But the experience is still lovely.

C'mon C'mon

Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman Shine in ‘C’mon C’mon’

By Luke Hicks 

Mike Mills returns with another calm, entrancing humanist story.