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.
Vortex Gaspar Noe

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Vortex’ is a Tender Experimental Dive Into Dementia

By Luke Hicks 

Split screen entertainment is back and sadder than ever.

Macbeth in The Tragedy Of Macbeth

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Makes Shakespeare a Marvel Once Again

By Luke Hicks 

Move over, Branagh!

Memoria Movie

‘Memoria’ is Pure, Distilled Meditation in an Affecting Cinematic Experience

By Luke Hicks 

Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton offer the gift of reflection.

Red Rocket

‘Red Rocket’ Brings Small-Town Texas to Cannes in Character Triumph

By Luke Hicks 

Sean Baker is back with new discoveries.

Titane Review Agathe Rousselle

‘Titane’ is a Ravishing Trip Through Fire and Fury from the Director of ‘Raw’

By Luke Hicks 

Julia Ducournau’s sophomore feature is coming straight for the jugular.

The Souvenir Part Ii

‘After Yang,’ ‘The Souvenir: Part II’ and Nature Cinematography as a Healing Art

By Luke Hicks 

Kogonada and Joanna Hogg prove themselves masters of capturing the natural world in step with the narrative.


‘Benedetta’ Takes a Brutal but Accurate Angle on Christian History

By Luke Hicks 

Paul Verhoeven’s lifelong research on the Church culminates in a marvelously incisive nun thriller.

The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ is a Spectacle of Mid-Career Innovation

By Luke Hicks 

“A new flavor…that’s a rare thing at my age.”

Adam Driver in the film Annette

Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’ is Meta, Misleading and an Impressive Cinematic Sparks Debut

By Luke Hicks 

It might not be about Annette, but that doesn’t hold it down.