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.
Tsai-Ming-liang’s Days

Tsai Ming-liang’s ‘Days’ is a Still, Hypnotic Immersion in Loneliness and Human Connection

By Luke Hicks 

Tsai Ming-liang and Lee Kang-sheng create a tender, cavernous narrative that affirms the monotony and beauty of being and the exhaustion that stems from that dichotomy.

In The Cut Color Theory Jennifer Jason Leigh

A Color Theory Reading of Jane Campion’s ‘In the Cut’

By Luke Hicks 

For Jane Campion, idyllic romance is a bloody “trap.”

Thinking of Ending Things

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ and the Choreography of the Mind

By Luke Hicks 

“You, me, ideas — we’re all the same thing.”

Irma Vep Maggie Cheung

A Color Theory Reading of Olivier Assayas’ ‘Irma Vep’

By Luke Hicks 

“Cinema is not magic; it is a technique and a science, a technique born from science and put in service of a will: the will of workers to liberate themselves.”

Daughters Of The Dust Sunset

A Color Theory Reading of Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters of the Dust’

By Luke Hicks 

“In this quiet place, folks kneel down and catch a glimpse of the eternal.”

Aviva Glowing

Boaz Yakin’s ‘Aviva’ is a Genderfluid Story Told Through Bodily Expression

By Luke Hicks 

Love is sex is dance is gender. We explore what Boaz Yakin is saying in the bodily expression, choreography, cinematography, and editing of ‘Aviva.’

Vod June

What’s New on VOD for June 2020

By Luke Hicks 

The first month of summer brings the first competitive release date in a while and two of the year’s best films so far.

Michael Mann Colors Header

Michael Mann: Master of Cool Colors

By Luke Hicks 

Plunge into the cool, electric color of Michael Mann. Everything from the luminous greens of ‘Thief’ to the Tiffany blues of ‘Blackhat.’

Vod May

What’s New on VOD for May 2020

By Luke Hicks 

The newly minted era of “virtual cinema” is upon us. We explore what’s new and notable on VOD in May.