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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The 20 Best Non-English Language Movies of 2020

By Luke Hicks 

“Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” – Bong Joon-ho accepting another award.

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A Color Theory Reading of Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’

By Luke Hicks 

When it comes to Todd Haynes, Ed Lachman, and color, “There are no accidents.”

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The 20 Best Comedies of 2020

By Luke Hicks 

In a year when we really needed a laugh, these movies granted us that, albeit mostly amidst dark and bittersweet themes.

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Scene of the Year: Rudy Giuliani Behind Closed Doors in ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’

By Luke Hicks 

‘Twas the year of Giuliani humiliation and all through the land, not a creature wasn’t laughing, not even Republicans.

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The Films of David Fincher, Ranked

By Luke Hicks 

With the release of ‘Mank,’ it is now time to rank.

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The Interior and Exterior Worlds of Color in ‘Uncut Gems’

By Luke Hicks 

“They say you can see the whole universe in opal…”


‘Undine’ Blends Mystery, Myth, and Romance to Devastating Effect

By Luke Hicks 

In a lean ninety minutes, German auteur Christian Petzold flips an ancient fairytale on its head.

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‘Red, White and Blue’ is a Resounding Call to Action, Perseverance, and Love

By Luke Hicks 

“Sometimes I think the Earth needs to be scorched, replanted – so something good will come of it…something good.” -Leroy Logan

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‘Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue’ is a Rare Misstep for Jia Zhangke

By Luke Hicks 

Too much time with talking heads makes for a static, unbalanced examination of Chinese society over the past 80 years.