Luke Atkins

Check out lukeatkins.com for my movie and television reviews! Major film snob. Harvard Class of 2022.

Favorite films

  • Lost in Translation
  • Carol
  • Spirited Away
  • The Tree of Life

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  • The Batman

    ★★★★½

  • Loki

    ★★★★½

  • Parasite

    ★★★★★

  • Tenet

    ★★★★½

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    “This is cinema. I’ve always wanted to begin a review with those three words. It just never felt suitable; I needed that special little “this is it!” moment. Well, I was walking home from the local theater on Saturday night—a dark and bitter little evening in Boston with those 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts that so kindly remind you how cruel this world can be—when suddenly I knew that this was it. The moment had arrived, and I truly savored it.…

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★½

    Marvel is back with a much-needed franchise centered around the so-called “God of Mischief.” Loki takes place after Avengers: Endgame—which saw Loki steal the Tesseract during the 2012 events of The Avengers. Those who remember the legendary franchise well know that Loki was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. But the Marvel timeline is an absolute mess due to all of the time travel and its ramifications. So the events that unfolded in 2019 in the Marvel universe—well, when…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★½

    I gave Tenet an 85/100 for my blog review of it, which feels pretty apt. I’d honestly give it a 95 or 100 if not for a few issues. First of all, the film is too loud. The sound mixing is dreadful at times. The dialogue is muffled and hard to understand at points. You’d think Christopher Nolan wouldn’t allow such things at this point in his iconic career, but it makes sense due to the ramifications of Covid-19 in…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    This film is a worthy recipient of the honor of being the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. You can find my full review here: Parasite (2019) - Review