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.
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.

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‘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.

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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…”