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.
Vod June

What’s New on VOD for June 2020

By Luke Hicks 

The first month of summer brings the first competitive release date in a while and two of the year’s best films so far.

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Michael Mann: Master of Cool Colors

By Luke Hicks 

Plunge into the cool, electric color of Michael Mann. Everything from the luminous greens of ‘Thief’ to the Tiffany blues of ‘Blackhat.’

Vod May

What’s New on VOD for May 2020

By Luke Hicks 

The newly minted era of “virtual cinema” is upon us. We explore what’s new and notable on VOD in May.

Vod April

What’s New on VOD for April 2020

By Luke Hicks 

Life without movie theaters means an entertainment industry pining to give us even more options at home

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Is One of Us

By Luke Hicks 

The perfect binge is like a life fully lived.

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Is ‘The Hunt’ Effective Social Satire?

By Luke Hicks 

The film they imagined isn’t the film they ended up making.


The Wilderness of ‘Wendy’: A Conversation with Benh Zeitlin

By Luke Hicks 

“No one had ever made anything like this before…”

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Making Something New: Tracing the Complex Brilliance of ‘Annihilation’

By Luke Hicks 

“We have many theories, few facts.” -Dr. Ventress


Imposter and ‘Possessor’: A Conversation with Brandon Cronenberg

By Luke Hicks 

Meet Brandon Cronenberg, the writer and director of the jarring, carnal meta-nightmare that gripped Sundance 2020