Nick Evan-Cook

Nick Evan-Cook
Nick Evan-Cook'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
4/5 No Score Yet Tehran Taxi (2011) A celebration of form and freedom of expression, this dashcam-shot treasure is an enjoyable if sometimes uneven ride. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) Far from conventional, this gorgeously soundtracked documentary is a treat for filmgoers willing to be engrossed by Malickian imagery... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) Mr. Holmes just about gets the job done thanks to McKellen and Parker, but too many mediocre elements ensure this affair is a sad waste of a strong concept. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 68% Nasty Baby (2015) Nasty Baby won't be for everybody, but offers plenty to think about for those willing to be swept along. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
5/5 96% The Look of Silence (2015) A harrowing and humanitarian work, the culmination of Oppenheimer's ten-year effort to let the truth out deserves every superlative that can be thrown at it. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Cobain's music and his striking artwork coalesce to help us understand his mind - however the rest of this documentary plays it a little too safe to take us much further. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Madonna (2015) Despite its chilling and crisp visuals and strong performances across the board, Madonna eventually collapses under the weight of its repetitive and gratuitous rape scenes and unrelenting grimness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 89% Lamb (2015) Based on Lamb's richly-deserved applause from the Cannes crowd at its premiere, Ethiopian film's first venture to Cannes will most assuredly not be its last. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) Performance, setting, look, and sound successfully come together to generate the drama and monumental scale required of Kurzel to do justice to Shakespeare's work. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 92% Fly Away Solo (Masaan) (2015) Powerful and sweeping, Masaan is a vital and unforgettable watch. Only some slightly contrived plot elements hold it back from total greatness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 88% Dope (2015) Dope works best as a flashy and whip-smart pop culture comedy, but falters with its multiple endings and the over-egging of its political message. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet I Am a Soldier (Je Suis Un Soldat) (2015) A difficult film to define, individual reactions to Je Suis un Soldat will depend on your ability to form any sort of emotional reaction to its sense of coldness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) Personal, daring, and with much to say, here's hoping DoaTG can become a trailblazer for female-voiced coming-of-age tales in a genre in which they remain badly under-represented. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 63% The Bad Education Movie (2015) The Bad Education Movie's crass humour will offer much to enjoy for fans of the series and Whitehall himself, but will do little for anyone not already on board. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 90% Censored Voices (2015) Censored Voices is fascinating, thought provoking and emotional, though perhaps not as much as it could have been given the subject matter. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) Touching, likeable and often life-affirming, HNMM keenly balances its themes and subject matter, and most importantly fully allows the warmth and grace of its subject shine through. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Don't Grow Up (2015) Individual enjoyment of Don't Grow Up will vary depending on your tolerance of genre clichés and bad dialogue - as it stands this remains a case of what could have been. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Alim adumim (Red Leaves) (2015) Red Leaves is a worthwhile film, both as a character study and as a look at the waning of a patriarchy - however the immigrant's experience seems incidental to all else. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Lucifer (2015) Strange and intoxicating, those patient with Lucifer's offbeat approach will be rewarded as paradise is re-imagined in circular form. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 96% Tangerine (2015) It's not much to look at, but you'll quickly move past it as the charm, humour and surprising heart of Tangerine wins you over. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
4/5 95% Son of Saul (2015) Technically astounding and emotionally resonant, only the feeling that we never fully understand Saul or his motivations (despite spending the entire film with him) lets Son of Saul down. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 74% Take Me To The River (2016) The dark and twisted Take Me To The River is an intriguing and enjoyable little drama - though very slight, and never entirely convincing in terms of its characters' motivations, behaviours or actions. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
4/5 93% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) Low-key and charming, Right Now, Wrong Then rewards with some understated and nuanced performances, and a sizeable dose of poignancy and emotional truth. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 77% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) Enjoyable and revealing, but it never quite feels like it's digging as deep as you'd like it to. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 93% Frame by Frame (2015) The uplifting and humanistic Frame by Frame gives us some admirable insight into the practitioners behind the new-found journalistic freedom in a post-Taliban Afghanistan. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 96% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) An interesting, well-established world and its characters are frustratingly under-served by the placid direction and drab framing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 86% Francofonia (2016) More meditative than informative, Francofonia is many things, but it's not your run-of-the-mill documentary. Art and history buffs will get a kick, but perhaps not too many others. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 62% Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) Treading that very fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous, Yakuza Apocalypse draws deeply from both pools. It's utter madness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 62% Desierto (2016) Those expecting Desierto to subvert or experiment with the thriller genre will be disappointed - but if it's solid genre thrills you seek, you could do a lot worse. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 82% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Weird, wonderful, and with plenty of soul, The Brand New Testament shows that a simple idea - and a little chutzpah - can go a very long way. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) Featuring some of the best dialogue scenes you'll see this year, The End of the Tour is a fascinating and utterly absorbing sparring of minds - Segel is a mini revelation. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 88% Guilty (Talvar) (2015) Pleasantly enjoyable yet slightly daft for much of its runtime, Guilty is fatally damaged by its abrupt ending, which offers no form of payoff whatsoever. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Bright, glitzy, cutting - and most importantly really, really funny - the brilliantly written and perfectly cast Hail, Caesar! is a raucous smorgasbord of Coen motifs. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/5 80% The Assassin (2015) The Assassin is undeniably one of the most beautiful-looking films to come out all year - however fans of interesting characters, cinematic thrills and coherent narratives should look elsewhere. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 98% Sherpa (2015) Simultaneously arthouse-beautiful and fiercely political, this will set jaws agape both through its stunning imagery and its objective portrayal of its complex cast of interviewees. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 97% Spotlight (2015) Absorbing and understated, Spotlight handles its complex subject matter with class, restraint and, vitally, balance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 72% Youth (2015) Immersive, lush and tender, yet oddly lacking in emotional power despite the affecting performances, Youth is a frustrating and joyous film in equal measure. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 82% Victoria (2016) Fearless and virtuosic, Victoria's one-take style is both a fascinating formal experiment and a thrilling, interpolating cinematic technique in its own right. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 80% American Honey (2016) Newcomer Sasha Lane absolutely owns this film - her fiery chemistry with the never-better LaBeouf is the spark that makes it ignite. This could be Arnold's magnum opus. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 84% The Transfiguration (2017) Transfiguration is occasionally intriguing. Sadly, attempts at deeper characterisation remain frustratingly opaque and muddled, much like the film's meaning and narrative arc. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) Direction, camera, sound, and performance coalesce as HOHW achieves the tricky balancing act of taking on many incongruous moods and making them complement one another perfectly. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 87% Apprentice (2017) Sparse and morbid, Apprentice is not the easiest watch, but the questions it raises about morality and mortality make it a gut-wrenching polemic about capital punishment. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 84% Julieta (2016) Julieta is emotionally resonant yet far from this auteur's best - the ingredients are all there, you'll just wish they were a little less undercooked. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
5/5 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda strikes gold yet again with this superlative and poetic portrait of another fractured family unit. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 71% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) The Unknown Girl sporadically threatens to burst into life and become riveting, though it seems content to chug along as a classy and mildly diverting mystery. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 93% Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017) Plainly directed and framed, and dramatically rather unengaging... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 81% Ma' Rosa (2016) Shot entirely on location, Ma' Rosa is so authentic you'll feel like you've spent a night in Manila: though you won't necessarily have enjoyed it. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Stopover (2010) The parallels it draws between war and workplace relationships are brazen and powerful. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) A triumph of pure sincerity and heartfelt good vibes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
1/5 4% The Last Face (2017) A cringe-inducing, self-serving mess. There's a good film in the subject matter somewhere, but Sean Penn is absolutely not the person to find it. Avoid. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019