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
6/10 The Public (2018) Adam Lubitow A thoughtful, compassionate drama that seeks to challenge its audience as much as it entertains. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
6/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Adam Lubitow Beyond Emily Blunt's fantastic performance, Marshall's film never reveals a unique magic of its own. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
7/10 Capernaum (2018) Adam Lubitow A sometimes heavy-handed, but nonetheless powerful tale of poverty and adversity. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
6/10 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Adam Lubitow Pokes a bit of gentle fun at rom-coms while also functioning as an entirely earnest example of the genre it's sending up. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
6/10 Pájaros de verano (2018) Adam Lubitow A compelling variation on the narco crime-drama. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
7/10 Shazam! (2019) Adam Lubitow Sandberg juggles tone to great effect, weaving together an effervescent sense of humor, satisfyingly emotional moments and exciting, character-driven action. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
5/10 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Adam Lubitow When we're watching these [type of] events unfold in news broadcasts on such a regular basis, I'm not sure I can take reliving them all over again at the movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
Gloria Bell (2018) Adam Lubitow A delicate, bittersweet portrait of life and love in middle age. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/10 Maleficent (2014) Adam Lubitow A fundamentally misguided interpretation of the title character, one that seems to misunderstand what drew people to her in the first place. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
First Man (2018) Adam Lubitow Chazelle skillfully manages to create suspense out of events whose outcomes are well documented. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
5/10 Green Book (2018) Adam Lubitow Another story where white people have to learn about black people's humanity, and the black characters exist so the white characters are able to learn and grow. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Adam Lubitow A scrumptious confection laced with poison." EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
9/10 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Adam Lubitow There's beauty, tenderness, and hope in every frame. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Over the Limit (2017) Adam Lubitow An at times harrowing dive into exactly what it takes to be an Olympic champion. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Adam Lubitow A genuinely inspiring story of a young boy's ingenuity and how putting knowledge in the hands of those who need it the most can make all the difference in the world. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Everybody Knows (2018) Adam Lubitow A rather half-hearted crime story, though Farhadi's textured script remains engrossing. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
5/10 The Wedding Guest (2018) Adam Lubitow Our investment in the plight of Jay and Samira requires more than the promise of potential double crosses to latch onto such a flimsy narrative. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Greta (2018) Adam Lubitow No one's going to mistake it for high art, but with a game cast and Jordan's slick direction, it makes for a satisfying meal, even if it's mostly empty calories. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Adam Lubitow Throughout, Aquaman maintains a level of eye-popping visuals and crazy spectacle that always keeps things interesting. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/10 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2018
6/10 Smallfoot (2018) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
6/10 Lizzie (2018) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Hostiles (2017) Adam Lubitow [Mistakes] a relentlessly grim tone for saying anything of substance. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
5/10 Ready Player One (2018) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
First Reformed (2017) Adam Lubitow A bruising experience; one that left even a non-religious person like me feeling shaken. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
Beast (2017) Adam Lubitow Shifting from wounded vulnerability to an increasingly animalistic rage, [Jessie Buckley] gives this gothic horror story an unexpectedly potent bite. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
Juliet, Naked (2018) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Adam Lubitow As a story of addiction and disability, it's fine enough, but ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its parts. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Eighth Grade (2018) Adam Lubitow A sweet, compassionate, and clear-eyed depiction of adolescence. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) Adam Lubitow The Indonesian feminist outlaw western you never knew you needed in your life. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/10 Le fidèle (2017) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
On Chesil Beach (2017) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Adam Lubitow 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
McQueen (2018) Adam Lubitow An engrossing film, even for those who don't consider themselves fashion connoisseurs. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Puzzle (2018) Adam Lubitow Follows a predictable path, but packs a secret weapon in the form of a powerhouse lead performance from actress Kelly Macdonald. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018