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Past articles by Luke:

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Review: Masterful Nan Goldin Doc Balances Wonder, Terror

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed sees Laura Poitras document an iconoclast artist and the nation's debilitating war against opiates. → Read More

Nadav Lapid Talks Ahed’s Knee: Between the Sun, the Sky and Tinder

Nadav Lapid sat down with Paste to talk about his latest film, Ahed's Knee. → Read More

Mike Mills Interview: C'mon C'mon Filmmaker on Joaquin Phoenix, Black and White, and the French New Wave

Filmmaker Mike Mills has put out a stunner in 2021. We spoke with him about C'mon C'mon, working with Joaquin, and the choice to go black-and-white. → Read More

Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman Shine in 'C'mon C'mon'

From the 2021 New York Film Festival, we review Mike Mills' fourth feature, 'C'mon C'mon,' starring Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman. → Read More

‘After Yang,’ ‘The Souvenir: Part II’ and Nature Cinematography as a Healing Art

From the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, we look at Kogonada's After Yang and Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir Part II and their treatment of nature. → Read More

‘One for the Road’ Takes Us on an Evocative, Soapy Farewell Road Trip

From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, we review the Wong Kar-wai-produced movie 'One for the Road,' directed by Baz Poonpiriya. → Read More

'Passing' Marks a Fluid, Formal Directorial Debut for Rebecca Hall

From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, we review Rebecca Hall's directorial debut, 'Passing,' starring Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson. → Read More

'John and the Hole' Marks a Tense, Vacant Feature Debut

Pascual Sisto shows directorial prowess with his debut feature, 'John and the Hole,' which we review from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. → Read More

Dash Shaw's Sophomore Effort 'Cryptozoo' Fascinates on the Surface

From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, we review 'Cryptozoo,' the latest from Dash Shaw and wife/animation director Jane Samborski. → Read More

'Maud' and God: A Conversation with Rose Glass

'Saint Maud' is finally coming to US screens. We got on the phone with writer-director Rose Glass nearly a year ago to talk about the movie. → Read More

The 20 Best Non-English Language Movies of 2020

From post-war delirium in Leningrad to a coming-of-age Haitian voodoo tale, here are our picks for the best international movies of 2020. → Read More

A Color Theory Reading of Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’

When it comes to Todd Haynes, Ed Lachman, and color, “There are no accidents." Here is our color reading of Haynes' Carol. → Read More

David Fincher Movies Ranked from Just Pretty Great to Perfect

With the release of 'Mank,' it is now time to rank. Here are all 11 David Fincher movies starting with his feature debut with 'Alien 3.' → Read More

A Color Theory Reading of the Safdie Brothers' 'Uncut Gems'

'Uncut Gems' is a visual feast, a masterclass in the art of color composition. We spotlight the film's visuals in our color theory column. → Read More

Undine Review: Mystery, Myth, and Romance Blend to Devastating Effect

German auteur Christian Petzold flips an ancient fairytale on its head with 'Undine,' which stars Paula Beer and Jacob Matschenz. → Read More

A Color Theory Reading of Jane Campion’s ‘In the Cut’

For Jane Campion, idyllic romance is a bloody “trap.” Her 2003 film 'In the Cut' is given the spotlight in our latest color theory column. → Read More

'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' and the Choreography of the Mind

We go deep into Charlie Kaufman's Netflix Original, 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things,' which goes deep into everything else. → Read More

What's New on VOD for May 2020

The newly minted era of "virtual cinema" is upon us. We explore what's new and notable on VOD in May. → Read More

What's New on VOD for April 2020

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

Making Something New: Tracing the Complex Brilliance of 'Annihilation'

“Where to begin?” These words tumble out of my mouth each time someone asks what there is to celebrate about Alex Garland’s Annihilation. Dumbfounded and overwhelmed, a thousand responses knotting in my mind, I rarely offer a competent response. It’s a film about a cellular biologist (Natalie Portman) who enters a dangerous, anomalous, faintly rainbow electromagnetic forcefield called The… → Read More