Luke Atkins

Film, Music, and Television Critic

Luke’s Top 10 Favorites

Films:

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

Honorable Mentions: Her (2013), Pulp Fiction (1994), Tenet (2020).


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. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  4. Roland Faunte – Sewing Kit (2018)
  5. Kanye West – Yeezus (2013)
  6. Tame Impala – Currents (2015)
  7. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
  8. Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
  9. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city (2011)
  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: Keep in mind that these lists are flexible and constantly changing. It is difficult to fit ten works, let alone hundreds, into one arbitrary list!