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.
High Life

Space is the Ultimate Prison in Claire Denis’ ‘High Life’ (NYFF)

By Luke Hicks 

You can’t escape the cosmic void.

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‘Too Late to Die Young’ Review: Chilean Coming-of-age Story Strikes Gray Gold (NYFF)

By Luke Hicks 

Writer/director Dominga Sotomayor Castillo fashions a lavishly shot world in the woods that you won’t forget

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‘Wildlife’ Review: Paul Dano’s First Directorial Effort Yields Promising Results (NYFF)

By Luke Hicks 

Mulligan, Gyllenhaal, and Oxenbould shine in Dano’s fiery 1960s drama about a fracturing family.

Ash Is The Purest White

‘Ash Is Purest White’ Review: Tao and Zhangke Solidify Themselves As One of Film’s Greatest Duos (NYFF)

By Luke Hicks 

Zhangke’s latest is a mesmerizing dive into the rural Chinese underground.

P D Nef

A Conversation with ‘Papillon’ Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski

By Luke Hicks 

Bogdanski blazes a new ‘Papillon’ trail and gives some insight on the work of a cinematographer.


‘The Coolest Guy Movie Ever’ Is Not Very Cool

By Luke Hicks 

The Great Escape deserves better than this.

Update The Lists Ensemble Films

The 25 Best Ensemble Movies Ever

By Luke Hicks 

Cinema’s starriest in film history’s greatest.

Kyle Machlachlan Dune adaptation

The Harrowing History of Adapting ‘Dune’

By Luke Hicks 

Frank Herbert’s novel has long been a holy grail for filmmakers. But will we truly ever see a great ‘Dune’ adaptation on the big screen?

Wonder Woman

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Suggests An Ode to George Orwell

By Luke Hicks 

We’re all thinking it: dystopian Wonder Woman.