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.
Tyburski (Sundance/FSR)

Talking Sundance, Sarsgaard, and Sound with Writer/Director Michael Tyburski

By Luke Hicks 

What if we could better our lives by adjusting the sounds in our home?

The Nightingale (movie)

The Cycle of Violence in Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

By Luke Hicks 

‘The Nightingale’ is a bloodcurdling example of how violence towards women on screen (when directed by women) can tell a powerful and necessary story.

The Farewell

‘The Farewell’ Review: A Funny, Heartfelt, and Surprising Tale About Family

By Luke Hicks 

A24’s newest buy is not in vain. Please keep giving Lulu Wang money to make movies.

Extremely Wicked Sundance

‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Review: Carries One Note Well [Sundance]

By Luke Hicks 

Come for the Efron, stay for the Collins.

The Report

‘The Report’ Review: A Sharp Political Thriller That Sticks to the Facts [Sundance]

By Luke Hicks 

Imagine a prescient political thriller not just made for liberals—one that wants to be understood and taken seriously by all parties, like a politically sober ‘The Post.’

Honey Boy Sundance

‘Honey Boy’ Review: Shia LaBeouf’s Screenwriting Debut Is a Soul-Baring Memoir [Sundance]

By Luke Hicks 

The Beef is Mr. The Beef.

Sundance Header

26 Sundance 2019 Movies We Can’t Wait to See

By Luke Hicks 

From outlandishly distorted nursery-rhyme antagonists to mothering robots after the apocalypse to Zac Efron as Ted Bundy, Sundance 2019 has a lot to look forward to


25 Directors Looking to Avoid the Sophomore Slump in 2019

By Luke Hicks 

Two is the magic number.

Tree Of Life

Bracing for Terrence Malick’s ‘Radegund’

By Luke Hicks 

Hope is the name of the game.