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.
Film Festivals

The Movies The Film Festivals of 2018 Told Us to Watch

By Luke Hicks 

Already drowning in conversation about the same handful of films for Awards Season?

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A Letter to Robert Downey Jr.: Please Come Back

By Luke Hicks 

Soooo, [twiddles thumbs] you’ve been Iron Man for a pretty long time now…

Rewind Plot Twists

The 2018 Nominees for The Plot Twist Hall of Fame

By Luke Hicks 

From Tyler Durden reprises to witch-swarmed hellscapes, 2018’s plot twists are juicy enough to seep into film history canon. Which do you think we’ll remember?

Rewind Women Led

The Best Women-Led Films of 2018

By Luke Hicks 

It was a great year for women and the movies they led.

Rewind Spice

The Spiciest Film Controversies of 2018

By Luke Hicks 

From legal battles to nationalistic concerns, misrepresentation to cultural appropriation, resurfacing tweets to Netflix sticking its nose in everything, 2018 has had some peppery problems in the film world.


‘Vox Lux’ Review: You Are Not Prepared For Brady Corbet’s Shocking Sophomore Epic

By Luke Hicks 

Bruising, fascinating, and slightly boring, ‘Vox Lux’ is–at the very least–proof of Corbet’s directorial prowess


‘Vice’ Review: A Fun Dick Cheney Biopic Can Only Go So Far

By Luke Hicks 

A rollercoaster ride that is equal parts exciting and excessive.

The Favourite

‘The Favourite’ Review: Colman, Stone, and Weisz Are a Fantastic Feuding Trio

By Luke Hicks 

Comedy and tragedy, history and modernity fuse on New York Film Festival’s opening night

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‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Might Be the Coens’ Worst

By Luke Hicks 

The western anthology of shorts starts with a bang and quickly fades into a whimper.