Lonita Cook

Lonita Cook
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Lonita Cook is a member of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle and contributes to daily lifestyle show, Better KC on kctv5 (CBS affiliate), act.land and INKansas City Magazine. She merrily serves the board of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Foundation and is proud co-designer of the Kansas City Women in Film & Television Mentor + Workshop Series. She is author of The Chronicles of Cyn: Awaken the Sleeper and the forthcoming book two, Jellabias. She works in sales at Cinematic Visions and is a producer at Cookie Lane, an entertainment company.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
74% All Creatures Here Below (2019) Creatures is a provocative analysis on the destructive nature of hope. Hope is a potent drug and when overdosed keeps users hanging onto dreams and desires far too long. - INKansas City Magazine EDIT
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36% Snatched (2017) They will be pleasantly mortified by the outrageous distances the movie travels to tickle its viewers, but in the end the audience will be left asking: is this all there is? - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy is a big budget endeavor meant to bring Universal into the comic book era. All those multi-genre elements exist, but the joy of going to the movies, the wonder of being touched by human elements does not. - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Coolly self-aware and irreverent, Homecoming, pits a hero in danger against a boy in school, a boy in trouble with his aunt, in an academic decathlon, a boy in love. - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The Avengers creative team has taken a huge risk and it pays off. By the end, the emotional takeaway is so beyond previous experiences, there's no choice but to be completely in. When is the next one? - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
56% Hotel Artemis (2018) The key element to making an action thriller linger is the oomph, the octane, and the 'yea'! But Artemis skims right over it in favor of showy, it-thinks-it's-so-clever details. - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
36% I Feel Pretty (2018) Here, though the movie is easily interpreted as a commentary on "real women" loving their bodies, the "Pretty" team offers a palatable lesson on acceptance, the truest gift. - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
72% Ready Player One (2018) It's not just electronic. It's expressive. It's deep. - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) The devil is in the trying too hard. The other installments in the Ocean's franchise were a light mix of crime, glamour, and self-aware humor. - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) Like the PG dance numbers that have no bounce, Hustlers lacks excitement, bite. It wastes its soul and cultural responsibility in the name of "girl power". - act.land EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019