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.
Benedetta

‘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.

Undine Wibeau

Behind ‘Undine’: A Conversation with Christian Petzold and Paula Beer

By Luke Hicks 

The two-time collaborators reveal their filmmaking processes, talk single takes, and dissect the relationship between ‘Transit’ and ‘Undine.’

Cannes 2021 Lineup Breakdown

The Cannes 2021 Lineup Proves That Cinema is Alive

By Luke Hicks 

After a year of uncertainty, cinema remains alive and well. Luke Hicks breaks down the best of the recently announced Cannes 2021 lineup.

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.