Asher Luberto

Asher Luberto
Asher Luberto's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net Film Threat Orlando Weekly The Playlist Willamette Week We Got This Covered Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Good Boys (2019) "Good Boys" eloquently reflects the recesses of the tweenage mind. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
10/10 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Apocalypse Now: Final Cut is a graphic yet gorgeous masterpiece about the Vietnam War. It's also perhaps the best movie ever made about the horrors of war. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
80% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Although it can play more like a bedtime story than a scary story, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has plenty of tricks, and a few savory treats. It won't shock you with its originality, but it will shock you all the same. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
B 62% Them That Follow (2019) Backed by a growing sense of fear, a great, if underused, cast and a couple of promising directors; going to see Them That Follow in a theater is ultimately an easy choice to make. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5/4 90% Blinded by the Light (2019) Director Gurinder Chadha marries the charm of "Sing Street" and the conversations-turned-musical-numbers of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," giving the tone an airy feel... it's the feel good film of the summer. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
B- 75% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Birds of a feather flock and flourish together. It's a vital message and a lesson that seems to draw inspiration from a politically-divided America. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/10 22% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen is a female empowerment movie disguised as a mob movie. With a message as dumb as "women can kill people too," this will make you want to leave the gun, leave the cannoli and leave the theater. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
8/10 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) There's no other way to say it than to say it: Woman at War is the most entertaining film released in 2019. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
6/10 77% I Trapped The Devil (2019) Josh Lobo's twist on a Twilight Zone episode is a reminder that not all remakes have to stick to the script. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/10 17% Swiped (2018) You might want to swipe left on Swiped. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Trading Paint (2019) Where are the risks? Where's the family drama? Where's the intrigue? It seems Travolta still remains stuck at the cinematic red light. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
84% The Nightingale (2019) A powerful drama about freedom and hard-won-female-power, "The Nightingale" serves as the ultimate middle finger to centuries of racism and sexism. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 58% Brian Banks (2019) By the end, Banks becomes a reminder that the system is broken, and that we don't have to be. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) What made "Mission Impossible: Fallout" so remarkable was the honesty in its extravagance--that really was Tom Cruise up in the helicopter! This avoids honesty the way its stars avoid off days at the gym. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/10 17% A Score to Settle (2019) At second glance, A Score to Settle reveals itself as a swarm of cliches that ring louder than bullets. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) One thing IS for sure: no other director is going to give you a cinematic feat with so many feet! - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
99% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is a subtle masterpiece about family and friendship, love and loss. Director Lulu Wang has also created something more moving than just about anything I've seen so far this year. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) By the time the tear-jerking finale arrives, you will be grateful Holmes brought you along for the ride. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The films greatest pleasure is watching Eisenberg slip into his textbook transformation from bullied to bully. It's what gave "The Social Network" its gravitas and its what gives "The Art of Self Defense" its own unique style. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
82% Crawl (2019) Who knew this ridiculous premise could be so beautifully crafted, immaculately paced and genuinely shocking? - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
89% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Is this about the power of arrangement? Or is it a meditation on the movement in moving pictures? It's hard to say. What's easy to say-and see- is the way it jumps from scene to scene with cumulative grace. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
47% Robert the Bruce (2019) For a film about one of history's most renowned warriors, it's oddly lacking heart. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Bring the kids. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) It's just the sort of carelessness many will mistake for "feel good" entertainment. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet The Man With the Magic Box (2017) The Man With the Magic Box has more heart than craft. The film is as cluttered as the trash heaps the camera captures in passing by. Too many ideas, too little time. It's the same problem this relationship is faced with. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/10 45% Murder Mystery (2019) The biggest mystery soon becomes: why make this movie in the first place? Besides to give these hardworking actors an overseas vacation. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) At once a love letter to to The Bay and a loveless depiction of despair at bay; this tale of gentrification has the feeling of a fish being released back out to sea. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
54% Ma (2019) Unfortunately, it's hard as an adult viewer to always feel empathy for terrorized high school students. And the anti-bullying message tends to get lost-like the rest of the film-in the silliness that ensues. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) It's "The Devil Wears Prada" for the Twitter era. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 81% Hesburgh (2019) Nick Andert, Jerry Barca, and William Neal have fastened a pace as swift and handsome as its subject. This is an informative doc that's more concerned with being entertaining than explanatory. Homework, it is not. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
94% The Truman Show (1998) You can't take your eyes off Jim Carry. He's the most likable clown since Charlie Chaplin, and his sunny smile lightens the serious subject matter. He's the perfect subject to make Reality TV a reality. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
97% La Dolce Vita (1960) "La Dolce Vita" translates to "The Sweet Life," but around my house it translates to "The Best Movie Ever." - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
96% L'Avventura (1960) An assault on modernity that transformed modern cinema. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick's whirligig vision of past and present, inner and outer space, is an overwhelming space opera of visual dance and prophetic trance. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
100% Playtime (1973) [Tati's] unparalleled mise-en-scene stuffs the frame with enough energy to save a Paris power outage. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
92% Network (1976) [Network] regularly finds itself at the pinnacle of "Best Movie" ratings. In a world where ratings are everything, that's a mighty fine accomplishment. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
80% Videodrome (1983) "Videodrome" is a radical look at the deep-web, YouTube, screen addiction and the increasingly violent state of movies at a time when such subjects weren't up for cultural debate. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Heartlock (2019) No matter the convincing performances and poignant points regarding politics in the prison community, this deadly dull drama doesn't get away with a get-out-of-jail-free card. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) It's soaring yet groundbound, joyous yet joyless, waggish yet wise; an enigma every bit as titillating as Sir. Elton John. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/10 86% Avengement (2019) Putting the middle finger to originality, narrative coherence, and deserving humor is Johnson. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
49% A Dog's Journey (2019) These lessons give the film its purpose - to show kids the importance of good role models. It's a safe notion, in a relatively safe feature, but it's one that should have parents pleased and their kids inspired. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) This looks and sounds like every other biopic. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) In a world where the bad guys are doing the shootings, it's nice to see a good guy return the favor. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
99% The Farewell (2019) [Wang]blends well-timed comedy, serious heartbreak and sophisticated observations on Western-thinking verse Eastern-thinking into a familial, if familiar tale that harkens back to the films of Yasujiro Ozu, or more recently to "The Big Sick." - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
71% All Is True (2019) Shots of Stratford are as glistening as they are naturalistic. But if Shakespeare has taught us anything, it's that "All that glitters is not gold." - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
2/5 51% Tolkien (2019) There's a laughable irony to the film. It preaches imagination the way a fundamentalist preaches the Ten Commandments, yet exhibits so little of it. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) This isn't so much a product of great filmmaking as much as it is product of a great subject. All Pollack had to do was be there. The good news is that he didn't miss a beat. And neither should you. This glorious time capsule is the stuff of miracles. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) There's something new in "Avengers Endgame." Real stakes. Also, real warmth, zest and a real sense of family connection. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) In a world where penguin movies are multiplying, it's nice to see a penguin march to the beat of his own drum. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
34% Wonder Park (2019) This should make for fine family friendly entertainment. But the problem with Wonder Park is that it is neither rich in storytelling nor production design. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019