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 Birth.Movies.Death. Nonfics

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
82% Midsommar (2019) For all the trembling it inspires, Midsommar is unexpectedly hilarious. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
98% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Dry genre comedy yields way to stark meta-commentary. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Be prepared to burst into compulsive applause throughout the movie as holding in your excitement will feel unthinkable. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
90% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
100% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
92% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Get ready to relish in Tarantino's fresh, nostalgic tone. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
91% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2019) Astonishment. Pure, lurid, ravishing, genuine astonishment. That is Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. - Nonfics EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
83% High Life (2019) It's a drastic shift from Let the Sunshine In (2017), and it is absolutely brilliant. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The western anthology of shorts starts with a bang and quickly fades into a whimper. - Film School Rejects EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
100% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
94% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Come for Zac Efron, stay for Lily Collins. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
100% The Farewell (2019) Please keep giving Lulu Wang money to make movies. - Film School Rejects EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
66% Vice (2018) A rollercoaster ride that is equal parts exciting and excessive. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
84% Her Smell (2019) Abrasive in nature and exquisite in artistic execution. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
99% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) A piercing excavation of the wide-reaching pain caused by domestic abuse. - Nonfics EDIT
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. EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4/4 90% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017