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.
Undine

‘Undine’ Blends Mystery, Myth, and Romance to Devastating Effect

By Luke Hicks 

In a lean ninety minutes, German auteur Christian Petzold flips an ancient fairytale on its head.

Red White And Blue Boyega

‘Red, White and Blue’ is a Resounding Call to Action, Perseverance, and Love

By Luke Hicks 

“Sometimes I think the Earth needs to be scorched, replanted – so something good will come of it…something good.” -Leroy Logan

Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue Wheat Field

‘Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue’ is a Rare Misstep for Jia Zhangke

By Luke Hicks 

Too much time with talking heads makes for a static, unbalanced examination of Chinese society over the past 80 years.

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.’