Asher Luberto

Asher Luberto
Asher Luberto's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net Orlando Weekly Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
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
56% 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
79% 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
95% 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 85% 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
89% 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
100% 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
94% The Mustang (2019) "The Mustang" has horsepower to spare. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) The point of the original is to evoke the deafening loneliness of a child without their parent. Seventy eight years later, and we get a film just as lost as its lead. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
94% Us (2019) That's the thing about his eloquently crafted films--every frame is overflowing with purpose, but Peele leaves it up to us to decide what that purpose is. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) The cross-dressing auteur, now on his 11th feature in the Madea Cinematic Universe, is still monotonously telling the same joke with the same prosaic result. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) The screenplay would rather see Larson be stoic than human. She has a movie stars squint and a charisma that melts the screen, but the character, despite amiable virtue, isn't particularly relatable... there's nothing super about her. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
92% Gloria Bell (2019) In the end the voices in your head won't be calling Gloria. But they might be calling Moore. Or for more? Probably both. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) You will sit watching in a wide-eyed bliss, and if your lucky, feel the breeze on your back as dragons glide through endless widescreen vistas. These boundless landscapes would have us believe that the world here is endless. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Merchant knows how to counter with scenes of uplift. How to inspire by letting us befriend this goth-dressed outcast. She's confident yet reserved, determined yet scared, loving yet ruthless, and in the end, she's human. - culturevulture.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
45% The Prodigy (2019) This is entertaining and all, but the movie is neither scary nor intriguing enough to transcend its cliches and redundancy. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
22% Miss Bala (2019) An action movie without suspense, a message without meaning; Catherine Hardwicke presents a contrived Hollywood adaptation you can probably live without. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) It remains predictable yet effective. Predictable in its plot, effective in ways you wouldn't have thought. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
40% The Upside (2019) I can't exactly recommend you take a chance with this one. Why? Well, because you have seen it all before, and probably done better. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Since Welcome to Marwen plays like a car accident, you simply have to watch no matter what horrifying image is lurking just around the bend. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
23% Nobody's Fool (2018) A comedy with Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, and Whoopi Goldberg makes for a nice mental picture, but once the movie actually starts, you begin to realize that you, and the hero, have been cat-fished. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) In failing to find genuine emotion and cogent narrative structure, the movie itself becomes rather hard to like. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
100% Transformer (2018) Michael Del Monte's mirthful documentary carries an edifying weight that few films can muscle. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
100% A Star Is Born (1937) A Star Is Born is a swooning lyrical triumph, one of those rare instances in which Hollywood reflexivity pays off. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019