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Luke Hicks

Luke Hicks
Luke Hicks's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, Film School Rejects, The Playlist, Birth.Movies.Death., Nonfics

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Minari (2020) Whether tragic or beautiful or merely mundane, every scene is bursting with beauty.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
89% Zola (2020) An immersive 90-minute carnival ride that's equally unbelievable and true, hysterical and dark, wonderful and (occasionally) dull.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
94% Little Women (2019) Chalamet's performance as the neighborly Laurie is capital, as Jo would describe it. There's a captivating bounce to it.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
21% Cats (2019) Even Stewart's colorful sets, Weber's delightfully esoteric songs, and Blankenbuehler's beaming choreography aren't enough to sustain the interest of most who will go in knowing nothing.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) A stunning achievement of Homeric proportion and one we're likely to champion for decades to come.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B+ 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) "The Burnt Orange Heresy" plays like a cool, classy "Velvet Buzzsaw" for the art-obsessive, every trace of camp traded for poetry.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Joker is more like a Scorsese film than a new DCEU installment, with its pitiful, lawless subject a 1981 blend of Rupert Pupkin, Travis Bickle, and Christine Chubbuck.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
42% The Laundromat (2019) This is SoderBurns at their finest: incisive, acerbic, clever, comical, shrewd, and unrelenting.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
72% The King (2019) David Michôd's latest period piece might not be epic, but its performances are.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B+ 50% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) Guerra clearly had no problem directing, the engrossing synchronicity of every aspect of the film a testament to his visionary mind.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) If you can get past the bummer that is the lack of an opening short, you'll be glad you did.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) For all the trembling it inspires, Midsommar is unexpectedly hilarious.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) It is a truly unbelievable film, achieving depths of cerebral insanity horror has rarely breached and impregnating it with a dark sense of comedic absurdity to allow viewers some semblance of stability as the plot derails into nautical oblivion.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Dry genre comedy yields way to stark meta-commentary.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Be prepared to burst into compulsive applause throughout the movie as holding in your excitement will feel unthinkable.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) It's a shiny, sterile, generic wannabe musical biopic that clearly values truisms over substance, and even the style isn't enough to make it worth watching.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) A film that invades your mind, body, and soul as the 18th century hypnotizes you into a romantic trance like a sunset lullaby.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Get ready to relish in Tarantino's fresh, nostalgic tone.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
88% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2019) Astonishment. Pure, lurid, ravishing, genuine astonishment. That is Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
97% Free Solo (2018) There's something about a balls-to-the-wall movie that threatens imminent death being relatable on an exaggerated socio-political level in 2019.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
94% Wildlife (2018) Mulligan, Gyllenhaal, and Oxenbould shine in Dano's fiery 1960s drama about a fracturing family.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) Writer/director Dominga Sotomayor Castillo fashions a lavishly shot world in the woods that you won't forget.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
82% High Life (2019) It's a drastic shift from Let the Sunshine In (2017), and it is absolutely brilliant.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
90% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The western anthology of shorts starts with a bang and quickly fades into a whimper.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) An incredible infusion of modernity and Restoration-era Great Britain-a boisterous, farcical, and unapologetically inexplicable update on the royal British period piece.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy extends the same hand to everyone who encounters it and recognizes everyone's need for rehabilitation in some sense and asks us tenderly to jump in.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
82% The Report (2019) Imagine a prescient political thriller not just made for liberals-one that wants to be understood and taken seriously by all parties, like a politically sober 'The Post.'‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Come for Zac Efron, stay for Lily Collins.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) Please keep giving Lulu Wang money to make movies.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) If you don't see Ash Is Purest White you will miss one of the year's greatest treasures, one of its most mature, complex characters, and certainly one of Zhangke's best.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
62% Vox Lux (2018) Bruising, fascinating, and occasionally boring, 'Vox Lux' is -- at the very least -- proof of Corbet's directorial prowess.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
66% Vice (2018) A rollercoaster ride that is equal parts exciting and excessive.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
83% Her Smell (2019) Abrasive in nature and exquisite in artistic execution.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
No Score Yet Exit Music (2018) At times, the complexity is overwhelming. You'll find yourself crying and you won't even be sure why.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
98% Maiden (2019) "A genuinely important story in 2018. It achieves triumph and intrigue without fabricating a Hollywood version of itself. The very nature of the story is pure exhilaration."‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) A piercing excavation of the wide-reaching pain caused by domestic abuse. ‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
94% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz does an impeccable job of fashioning a non-linear narrative that reveals just enough to keep us guessing, but not enough to ever feel confident about our guesses. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4/4 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story may be thinly plotted, but it's thick with introspection, dodging any easy interpretation. It may well be all about time, but as C learns, time isn't as useful as we might have thought.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017