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.
The Virgin Suicides: Cecilia Lisbon

How Sofia Coppola Uses Color in ‘The Virgin Suicides’

By Luke Hicks 

“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together.”

World Of Wong Kar Wai

The Infinite Reinvention of Wong Kar Wai

By Luke Hicks 

With the release of The Criterion Collection’s “World of Wong Kar Wai” set, we look at how Hong Kong’s King of Cool has built an inimitable career on repetition and iteration.

Sundance 2021: One For The Road

‘One for the Road’ Takes Us on an Evocative, Soapy Farewell Road Trip

By Luke Hicks 

Pure, five-time-distilled heartache overshadows dynamic direction and a banger soundtrack.

Passing review

‘Passing’ Marks a Fluid, Formal Directorial Debut for Rebecca Hall

By Luke Hicks 

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga glow in grey in Harlem Renaissance-era New York City.

Sundance 2021: John And The Hole

‘John and the Hole’ Marks a Tense, Vacant Feature Debut

By Luke Hicks 

Pascual Sisto shows directorial prowess with his first feature, but what is it all about?

Sundance 2021: Cryptozoo

Dash Shaw’s Sophomore Effort ‘Cryptozoo’ Fascinates on the Surface

By Luke Hicks 

From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, we review ‘Cryptozoo,’ the latest from Shaw and animation director Jane Samborski.

Saint Maud Rose Glass

‘Maud’ and God: A Conversation with Rose Glass

By Luke Hicks 

The writer-director’s debut feature, ‘Saint Maud,’ is finally coming to US screens. We got on the phone with her nearly a year ago.

international movies 2020

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.

Carol Todd Haynes

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.”