Christopher Preston

Christopher Preston
Christopher Preston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): One Room With A View
Publications: One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 83% The Double (2014) The Double, stitched together with Kafkaesque leftovers and Orwellian residue, is anchored by two good performances from just one actor. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) There are some giggles to be had and this isn't their worst outing, but Muppets Most Wanted remains Jim Henson's gang at their most mediocre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
1/5 44% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Boring, numbing, unnecessary. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) Despite its use of tried-and-tested tropes, David Mackenzie has made something that feels incredibly refreshing and relevant. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) This franchise has got legs (wings, teeth, and can breathe fire... !) and leaves its audience looking forward to the already-announced threequel. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Too many minutes, too many characters, not enough story. The VFX, however, are a triumph. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 97% Boyhood (2014) It is an incredible film; a power walk through the chapters of childhood and adolescence, an epic poem of candid photographs sellotaped together with strips of sticky, sugary nostalgia. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) 22 Jump Street is belly-aching, mickey-taking, cinema-shaking summer comedy at its very best. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 90% The Case Against 8 (2014) The Case Against 8, or at least its content, is far too important to be depicted as an overly long reality television sob-story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
5/5 88% The Wind Rises (2014) Like its protagonist, and its auteur, these are tender and gentle brushes of exquisite genius. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) It's fun, but nothing more. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 90% Calvary (2014) For the most part, John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson have succeeded in producing a profound film that looks at faith and its place in modern day society. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 20% Transcendence (2014) Transcendence does look beautiful, but this only reaffirms it to be a classic example of style over substance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 58% Drunktown's Finest (2015) It's an afternoon soap that is one character too large and fifteen minutes too long. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 81% The One I Love (2014) The real joy it delivers is seeing how its characters respond to their extraordinary circumstances in a way that feels genuine, rather than a succession of demonstrations of love between screenwriter and concept. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) Ryan Coogler, aided by a wonderfully compelling performance from his central actor, has created an emotionally strong film that stays in the heart and corners of the eyes for a long time after the credits. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 92% Frank (2014) Frank will break your heart into pieces or your face into a smile. Perhaps both. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
1/5 53% EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky (2014) Under the Electric Sky could have been a genuinely interesting social-anthropological documentary. Instead it's a glittery exercise in masturbation. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) Soaked in blood and haunted by ghosts, The Act of Killing is not an easy watch at all. But it is an incredibly rewarding one; this truly is cinema at its most important. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
1/5 39% Oldboy (2013) Spike Lee scrambles Chan-wook Park's story in a perfunctory attempt to be original, but too much is lifted from its famous Asian counterpart. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 91% Nebraska (2013) It droops in the middle and veers off into sticky sentimentality by its third act, but Nebraska is still able to retain a solid charm. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 92% American Hustle (2013) It does sometimes feel as if you are handling counterfeit Scorsese goods but when American Hustle is great, it's really great. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 67% The Railway Man (2014) The Railway Man remains a moving film, with strong performances, but its intentions are perhaps better than its delivery. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 79% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) The Wolf of Wall Street isn't a film: it's a party. But so what? We're all invited. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Shadow Recruit isn't awful, but it doesn't possess the depth nor the thrills to join the ranks of Bond, Bourne, or even TV's Bauer. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 49% RoboCop (2014) A reboot with a real kick. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 95% The LEGO Movie (2014) Ticklish, touching and mostly terrific, The LEGO Movie is great fun for everyone. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) The bound-to-be-infamous Nymphomaniac epic could well be the most sexually explicit film in mainstream cinema's history. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) Nymphomaniac's second volume does exhibit some interesting feminist commentary, but this is mostly lost in a flood of ideas - some formed, others stillborn. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 61% Non-Stop (2014) Non-Stop never soars but it's a fun way to spend 106 minutes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) The definitive film on its subject matter. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
5/5 89% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) As eyewateringly graphic as it is tearjerkingly beautiful, Blue is the Warmest Color is a very wordy love letter to the power of young romance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 98% Short Term 12 (2013) Impeccably performed by the whole cast, Short Term 12 is an exhausting ride through every emotion possible. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Saving Mr. Banks' incredible cast are firing on all cylinders, from the top tier to the supporting, which results in one of the funniest, most touching films of the year. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 72% Interstellar (2014) There is absolutely a breathlessness to Interstellar, although perhaps too much of that is huffing and puffing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Gyllenhaal is Nightcrawler's battery; his creation, cooked from the greasy rinds of Jordan Belfort et al., saturates every frame with a queasy intensity. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) The Hunger Games hasn't given birth to twins. Instead, it has stretched out the limbs of its concluding chapter to the point of cracking dislocation. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2/5 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Peter Jackson is a monumentally gifted world builder, but The Battle of the Five Armies is obese with dull characterisation yet skeletal when it comes to energy and narrative satisfaction. Tolkien's hot water bottle of a fairytale has been scorched. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 51% The Interview (2014) Mediocre comedy and the lamest act of war ever. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Age of Ultron has gloomier veins and deeper belly laughs, but The Avengers was an event. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 51% San Andreas (2015) San Andreas is a popcorn munching, soda-pop slurping feast of thrilling silliness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
1/5 22% Need For Speed (2014) Neither fast nor furious, Need For Speed isn't a car crash. It's a $66 million pile-up, with no survivors. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) It's more than another blockbuster; this is a powerful, nostalgic, joyous regeneration. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) A claustrophobic, theatrical experiment of Hitchcockian proportions - as thrilling as it is frustrating. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 95% Creed (2015) Ryan Coogler, an accomplished talent after just two films, wisely trades in the authenticity of 'televising' Creed's bouts, a platitudinous technique used so ubiquitously in boxing movies, for intimate handycam... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Dawn of Justice is perhaps not the Batman/Superman film we deserve, but it's the one we have right now. This chapter has just enough spark to light the universe fuse. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 86% Star Trek Beyond (2016) 2009's eponymous uncorking of this rejuvenated series remains far more satisfying than the two glasses that have followed, but Beyond hints the best might yet be still to come. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Live by Night is a hubristic endeavour from a filmmaker who should have known better. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/5 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) A scorching and important dissertation, one that shows this American tragedy to be just another thread woven between stars and stripes and blood. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Colo (2017) Colo offers nothing new - it is relentless in its attempts to capture real life, but is sadly only half successful. There is no magic here; just a handful of crumpled stories forming an anthology of tedium. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019