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.
Penelope Cruz in Parallel Mothers

Almodóvar’s ‘Parallel Mothers’ is an Emotional Rollercoaster of Maternity

By Luke Hicks 

Who we love and why we love them is as much a product of bloodline as it is of circumstance, of conditioning, of initial connection

Petite Maman

‘Petite Maman’ Teases Out Adorable Childhood Fantasy

By Luke Hicks 

Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ leaves something to be desired. But the experience is still lovely.

C'mon C'mon

Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman Shine in ‘C’mon C’mon’

By Luke Hicks 

Mike Mills returns with another calm, entrancing humanist story.

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.