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.
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25 Perfect Shots From the Past 25 Years of Cannes

By Luke Hicks 

The festival of master auteurs is a one-stop shop for perfect shots.


‘Tolkien’ Chooses The Easiest Path

By Luke Hicks 

Hoult and Collins shine in an otherwise ordinary biopic.

In Fabric

‘In Fabric’ Cements Peter Strickland’s Singularity as a Filmmaker

By Luke Hicks 

Nobody makes movies as lush, witty, wonderfully bizarre, and strangely sexual as Peter Strickland.

Marvels World

How Do The Rest of Us Live in Marvel’s World?

By Luke Hicks 

For all the anti-Marvel moviegoers out there—I am one of you, but I must admit we’re overlooking a very significant something.

Hbo Chernobyl

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Showcases Harrowing Depravity and Devastation

By Luke Hicks 

The catastrophic historical explosion is ushered back into the cultural spotlight 33 years after occurring with the treatment of HBO’s high production value.

Claire Denis

Claire Denis on the Death Penalty, Global Community, and André 3000 in ‘High Life’

By Luke Hicks 

In Claire Denis’ spaceship, there is a “better way” to masturbate.

Oscars Voting

Rethinking The Oscars Voting Process

By Luke Hicks 

The outrage surrounding the Academy’s consistently poor decision-making isn’t for nothing. The whole voting process is fueled by thoughtlessness.

Cold War

‘Cold War’ Might Be a Big Oscar Night Surprise

By Luke Hicks 

Will Cuaron make cinematography history with ‘Roma’? Or will ‘Cold War’ “steal” the award like it “stole” Bradley Cooper’s Oscar nom, which Cooper never had. Only in a fictive, predicted world in the mass social conscious.

Covering Sundance

What Covering Sundance Is Like

By Luke Hicks 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go to Sundance? Now you don’t have to.