Adam Lubitow

Adam Lubitow
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Rochester City Newspaper

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
65% Aquaman (2018) Throughout, Aquaman maintains a level of eye-popping visuals and crazy spectacle that always keeps things interesting. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/10 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film boasts a wonderful lead performance from Rami Malek, but its clichéd narrative and sloppy, safe storytelling let down the larger-than-life figure at its center. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
7/10 76% Smallfoot (2018) With fun [visuals] and gags that call to mind classic Warner Bros cartoons, Smallfoot is a bright, colorful entertainment that sneaks in some slyly subversive messages without becoming preachy. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
6/10 64% Lizzie (2018) Aided by two strong performances from Sevigny and Stewart, "Lizzie" takes an unexpected path, in the process adding a new perspective to a crime that continues to fascinate us and suggesting that the fascination will only linger on. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
71% Hostiles (2018) [Mistakes] a relentlessly grim tone for saying anything of substance. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) If Spielberg had found a way to inject even a bit of the warmth, wonder, and intelligence we associate with some of his best-loved films, this might have been something special. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) A bruising experience; one that left even a non-religious person like me feeling shaken. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
92% Beast (2018) Shifting from wounded vulnerability to an increasingly animalistic rage, [Jessie Buckley] gives this gothic horror story an unexpectedly potent bite. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) An affable romantic comedy about the regrets we accumulate as we move through life; the opportunities that we allow to pass us by and how we choose to deal with them. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) As a story of addiction and disability, it's fine enough, but ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its parts. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) A sweet, compassionate, and clear-eyed depiction of adolescence. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
98% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2018) The Indonesian feminist outlaw western you never knew you needed in your life. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
32% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) It's been a long while since I've seen a film start so promisingly before so spectacularly crashing and burning by the time it crosses the finish line. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) Ronan and Howle are lovely together, but their performances can't distract from the sense that this is a story that worked better on the page. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A movie that unquestionably has no real reason to exist. But since it does, this is just about the best possible version we could have hoped for. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) An engrossing film, even for those who don't consider themselves fashion connoisseurs. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) Follows a predictable path, but packs a secret weapon in the form of a powerhouse lead performance from actress Kelly Macdonald. - Rochester City Newspaper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018