Luke Atkins

Film, Music, and Television Critic

Luke’s “Top 10 Favorites” Lists

Note: These lists are obviously flexible, always changing, and extremely tough to do.


Favorite Films:

  1. Lost in Translation (2003)
  2. Moonlight (2016)
  3. Spirited Away (2001)
  4. Carol (2015)
  5. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  6. The Tree of Life (2011)
  7. Short Term 12 (2013)
  8. Her (2013)
  9. Parasite (2019)
  10. Ex Machina (2014)

Honorable Mentions: Tenet (2020), The Master (2012), Soul (2020), Birdman (2014), Fruitvale Station (2013), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Boyhood (2014), Django Unchained (2012), Interstellar (2014), and Princess Mononoke (1997).


Shows:

  1. The Americans (2013-2018)
  2. The Night Of (2016)
  3. Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
  4. Vikings (2013-2020)
  5. True Detective – Season 1 (2014)
  6. Homeland (2011 – 2020)
  7. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
  8. The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016)
  9. The Queen’s Gambit (2020)
  10. Chernobyl (2019)

Honorable Mentions: Loki (2021), Bodyguard (2018), Euphoria (2019).


Albums:

  1. Frank Ocean – Blonde (2016)
  2. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
  3. Roland Faunte – Sewing Kit (2018)
  4. Kanye West – Yeezus (2013)
  5. Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
  6. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  7. Tame Impala – Currents (2015)
  8. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city (2011)
  9. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
  10. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor (2010)

Honorable Mentions: Vince Staples – Summertime ’06 (2015), Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II (1969), ODESZA – In Return (2014).


Songs: 

  1. Frank Ocean – Pyramids (2012)
  2. Radiohead – All I Need (2007)
  3. Roland Faunte – Levers (2018)
  4. Beach House – Bloom (2011)
  5. Frank Ocean – Nights (2016)
  6. Kanye West – Flashing Lights (2007)
  7. Pink Floyd – Us and Them (1973)
  8. Pink Floyd – Shine on You Crazy Diamond Pts. 1-5 (1975)
  9. Chrome Sparks – Goddess (2014)
  10. Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst (2011)

Honorable Mentions: Bryson Tiller – Exchange (2015), Kanye West – Devil in a New Dress (2010), Brian Eno – The Big Ship (1975).


Note: These lists are obviously flexible, always changing, and extremely tough to do.