Luke Atkins

Film, Television, and Music Critic


Hi! I’m Luke. The more I know, the more I know how little I know. And in a universe with trillions of galaxies, I’m honored to be here with you now. I am a writer. I am a junior in college—studying government and history at Harvard. I am a political pundit (feel free to check out my new political show). I am a tutor. I am a soccer player, coach, and personal trainer. I am obsessed with geography and history. I am an art snob. I love theoretical physics. And I have a vast array of other interests, from Rocket League to mental health advocacy to extremely obscure topics like Japanese Maglev trains and futuristic, eco-friendly skyscrapers and the theoretical prospect of developing nuclear fusion energy power plants. Pretty weird, right?

Alas, there are very few things I’m sure of in life. I don’t know why we’re here or why I maintain a solipsistic fixation on my arbitrarily constructed reality. I certainly don’t know what I want to “do”—whether I end up as an author, professor, political scientist, politician, full-time film and music critic, or a mixture of multiple such positions. What I do know is that I love the arts. It wasn’t until my life reached its lows that I saw how crucial they are to me—and now I know. Hope that this website provides a viable platform for us to share our tastes and ideas.

Luke’s Honor Roll

Albums: Frank Ocean – Blonde, Radiohead – In Rainbows, Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon, Roland Faunte – Sewing Kit, Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid M.A.A.D City, Beach House – Teen Dream, Kanye West — Yeezus, Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher, Vince Staples – Summertime ’06, Odesza – In Return, Tame Impala – Currents.

Films: Lost in Translation, Spirited Away, Carol, The Tree of Life, Pan’s Labyrinth, Moonlight, The Master, Pulp Fiction, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fruitvale Station, Boyhood, Ex Machina, Her, Citizenfour, The Social Network, Interstellar.

Shows: The Americans, The Night Of, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Breaking Bad, True Detective, The People v. OJ Simpson, Lovecraft Country, Mr. Robot, The Wire, Chernobyl, Black Mirror, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

102 thoughts on “About

    1. Looks like Nomadland is the heavy favorite right now, but you never know! Could be Mank or possibly a dark horse. Guess we’ll see how things pan out in the next few weeks in terms of media momentum and all.


    1. Ha thanks! I had a more personal one in the past but deleted most of it soon after in favor of a more slick, professional bio. But after thinking about it some more, I realized that maybe I should have a colorful bio to help my readers get a feel for my personality before they read my subjective (and sometimes highly personal) reviews. Ya know?


  1. This man who actually knows what he’s talking about comes around and leaves a like on my silly little for funsies music blogs and that’s pretty cool. Great stuff, Luke! Thanks for the support 🙂


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