Logan

It's 2029. Mutants are nearly gone. A bitter and broken Logan is drinking his days away at a hideout in Mexico, picking up cash...
A movie poster of Avengers Infinity War with Thanos in the center and the other characters surronuding him

Lonita Cook Reviews “Avengers: Infinity War”

“Hulk smash!” That is one of the most famous catchphrases of the multi-character Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Incredible Hulk is a massive green giant filled...

A Galaxy Not So Far Away

Right out of the gate, The Empire Strikes Back is the best film of the entire series. It was lightning in a bottle, and...

Kansas City Film Critic, Lonita Cook Reviews, “The Mummy”

  There’s just not much to say about a movie like “The Mummy,” unless it’s a point of joy to heap frustration and disappointment onto...
Vintage looking movie poster for "Hotel Artemis" with a man and woman looking out of a large store front window with the words 'Hotel Artemis' written on it.

“Hotel Artemis” is no “John Wick”

“Hotel Artemis,” written and directed by Drew Pearce, marks the directorial debut for this Iron Man 3 co-writer.  It stars Jodie Foster as The...
Wonder Woman leaps through the air, a striking sunset in the background, holding her sword and shield.

Wonder Woman, “Best Ever, Female- Directed, Wide Release”

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A movie poster for Akilla's Escape. A closeup of a black man with red stripes vertically down the poster and the words Akilla's Escapes vertically down the poster on either side in bright yellow letters.

Akilla’s Escape

June 11, 2021 Lonita Cook Certified Drizzle “War is a matter of vital importance for the province of life.” Intertwine. That’s what stories do. Take pieces...
A picture of Spider Man hanging from electrical lines with both hands with a demolished building in the background.

Spider Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker is Growing Up

Lashes fan to hide crush filled stares. He notices her smile, the way it lights the room, the way it brightens the mood. He...

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

At first glance, this title seems long and difficult to remember.  I had to repeat it several times when telling friends about this movie....

Nocturnal Animals

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple opening painful  truths about each other and themselves through the course of a parallel...

Wonder Woman Will Win the Weekend!

Wonder Woman is a smash hit in its first weekend.  A sexy superhero doing well at the box office?  Who knew? http://www.indiewire.com/2017/06/wonder-woman-box-office-record-1201835320/

Flesh and Blood

What is it with Danish filmmakers and themes of life and death?  I had this conversation with Melody Stewart, founder of Act.Land, recently. Flesh and...