Rochester City Newspaper

Rochester City Newspaper is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Adam Lubitow
Rating Title/Year Author
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Adam Lubitow Though the supernatural monsters end up taking a backseat to its examinations of the monsters within, its story is still capable of sending a chill up viewers' spines. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) Adam Lubitow There's nothing to distract from the music and the joyous mood. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
The Fight (2020) Adam Lubitow An engaging look at the fight for democracy in our country that's simultaneously inspiring and infuriating. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2020
Yes, God, Yes (2019) Adam Lubitow A sharp, clear-eyed, and often hilarious gaze into the endlessly embarrassing experience of being a horny teenager. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2020
Palm Springs (2020) Adam Lubitow A winning comedy that combines a goofy sense of humor with genuine heart. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
The Painter and the Thief (2020) Adam Lubitow A tender, small-scale story about human connection and friendship, coming at a time when we're severely lacking those tangible experiences. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Blow the Man Down (2019) Adam Lubitow Steeped in atmosphere and a wonderfully textured sense of place. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Wendy (2020) Adam Lubitow I found myself wishing for a story less beholden to one we've seen brought to the screen so many times before. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Adam Lubitow Whannell's ruthlessly efficient script invests the story with some real resonance. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Greed (2019) Adam Lubitow A barbed but frequently uneven comedy taking aim at the fast fashion industry. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Adam Lubitow A pitch-perfect blend of exquisite visual storytelling and raw emotion, with two indelible performances from its lead actresses. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Beanpole (2019) Adam Lubitow Despite all the horror and despair, the journey has its rewards, and there are glimmers of hope amid the grim narrative. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
The Assistant (2019) Adam Lubitow Beneath its coolly observational exterior, "The Assistant" practically hums with an anger drawn from what could be the story of countless women, all across the country. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Downhill (2020) Adam Lubitow You'd be better off seeking out the more effective original than settling for a pale facsimile. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Color Out of Space (2019) Adam Lubitow Messy, goofy, over-the-top, and oh so squishy. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Clemency (2019) Adam Lubitow A sobering and provocative drama. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020) Adam Lubitow Queasy politics aside, the film feels a little generic without Bay's distinctive aesthetic. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
A Hidden Life (2019) Adam Lubitow An absorbing and often moving testament to the actions of ordinary people when confronted with the evils of the world. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Little Women (2019) Adam Lubitow Vibrantly, messily, and beautifully alive. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
1917 (2019) Adam Lubitow As a formal exercise, it's impossible not to admire. But when it comes to that crucial emotional connection, it left me feeling stranded in no man's land. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) Adam Lubitow Operates entirely at a level of clammy panic and desperation, forcing its audience to witness a person make all the wrong decisions and being powerless to stop it. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Bombshell (2019) Adam Lubitow In bending over backward to position its protagonists as feminist heroes, the film ends up feeling strangely timid and superficial. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Richard Jewell (2019) Adam Lubitow When Eastwood keeps his sentimental streak in check, his unadorned style is effective. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Waves (2019) Adam Lubitow In trying to tell a small story with such an expansive scope, Shults' ambitions too-often overpower the intimacy he's after. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Honey Boy (2019) Adam Lubitow A moving exploration of art, trauma and the connection between the two. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Marriage Story (2019) Adam Lubitow Full of life and humanity, and probably a lot funnier than you'd expect. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Knives Out (2019) Adam Lubitow With a terrifically game cast and Johnson's smart, funny script, "Knives Out" is a wickedly fun and immensely satisfying entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Adam Lubitow Hanks radiates goodness, and we know he can convey warmth and decency like few other actors on screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Adam Lubitow A simple, well-crafted piece of entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Joker (2019) Adam Lubitow Has nothing to say about the issues it raises, so they come across like mere window dressing to what's in the end a fairly conventional comic book supervillain origin story. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Toy Story 4 (2019) Adam Lubitow I admit that in the past I've felt skeptical of the need for a new Toy Story movie. But then one opens and it wins me over, finding new ways to wring emotion and heart from a story that appeared to have run its course. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Alhelm: Martin Luther King in Palestine (2012) Adam Lubitow There's sadness and heartbreak, but Al Helm is ultimately hopeful, capturing the power of art to connect, educate, inspire, and even foster change. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
8/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Adam Lubitow I can see the film driving many audience members as batty as its characters, but just as many will undoubtedly fall under its hypnotic spell. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
8/10 Honeyland (2019) Adam Lubitow A bittersweet ode to the fragile balance of all living things. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
7.2/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Adam Lubitow A heartfelt story about people rediscovering their own self-worth and, in seeing themselves through another's eyes, learning the value they still have to offer the world. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
7.7/10 Ready or Not (2019) Adam Lubitow Fleet, funny, and gleefully bloodthirsty. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
8/10 Luce (2019) Adam Lubitow A riveting and thought-provoking movie that resides entirely in gray areas. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
7/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Adam Lubitow Earnest and proudly, enthusiastically corny. If you're able to give yourself over to its pleasures, you might find yourself singing right along. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
7.5/10 Judy (2019) Adam Lubitow Renée Zellweger's empathetic portrayal of the wounded and wobbly Hollywood icon imbues "Judy" with the heart and soul of the beloved performer. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
Them That Follow (2019) Adam Lubitow The film ultimately offers a potent look at the ways fanaticism can poison the actions of even inherently decent people. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
7.4/10 Good Boys (2019) Adam Lubitow Counters all its raunchiness with an inherent sweetness that... manages to say something significant about childhood friendships and the growth that's required to make them last. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
7.5/10 Maiden (2018) Adam Lubitow An inspiring look at an unsung trailblazer. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
8.5/10 The Farewell (2019) Adam Lubitow A warm, heartfelt, and often funny story about the bonds of family and the ways we work to stretch them as far as we can; across continents if we have to. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 Midsommar (2019) Adam Lubitow For all the grisly images we see, it's moments of emotional violence that have most stuck with me. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4.5/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Adam Lubitow Gone is the imagination and wit that made the original such a success; in its place is a lifeless and unforgivably generic piece of studio content. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
6.5/10 Late Night (2019) Adam Lubitow Though it could have used a sharper bite, it deserves credit for weaving serious, hot-button issues into such a breezy, enjoyable comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
6/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Adam Lubitow As much a loving homage to the horror genre as it is a lament for a civilization on the brink. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 Non-Fiction (2018) Adam Lubitow A breezily entertaining comedy of manners when it isn't getting bogged down by its characters' self-conscious meditations on life and culture in the digital age. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
5.5/10 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Adam Lubitow A fairly straightforward late-in-life romance between two lonely, misunderstood people. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
5.5/10 Rocketman (2019) Adam Lubitow A crowd-pleasing film, but one that clings to convention in a way that makes its story feel that much more muted and small. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019