Ian Mantgani

Ian Mantgani
Ian Mantgani's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound The Skinny
Publications: Sight and Sound, The Skinny

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Caught noncommittally between action and comedy, it goes from being a cheeky genre meditation to a bore, spinning its snow-capped wheels. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
100% Bait (2019) A creeping, original British work that feels pounded into existence by hand, or possibly belched up by the angry sea. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning takes the form of a potboiler with something more disturbing and lingering simmering underneath. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 74% Destroyer (2018) While Kidman's scenery-chewing is effective, the real star of Destroyer is the director, Karyn Kusama. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) Unsane is sometimes plodding for a movie that has so much going on, but it also has plenty of shocks and as a whole is deeply engrossing. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
79% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) It's unclear whether Utøya - July 22 wants to inform or empathise, but in the event it's a self-regarding and misguided piece of exploitation. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Xavier Legrand generates an astonishing amount of tension, and when Custody explodes into rages, it's likely your stomach will clench up with anxiety. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
3/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Eastwood is making a point here about the heroism of ordinary men, the grit behind seemingly banal bros, though it's one of the oddest and lowest-key films he's ever made. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2/5 67% Golden Exits (2018) The movie is bogged down in misery and mutedness, and the effect is more suffocating than anything else. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 97% Mudbound (2017) You could watch the beginning and end of this movie and understand its point, but the underlying ideological concerns help Mudbound remain involving throughout. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
5/5 43% Song to Song (2017) In some ways Song to Song is a more straightforward narrative than the intensely personal Knight of Cups, but just as blindingly beautiful and formally distinctive. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
2/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) An important subject pre-digested and trivialised with a formulaic, vanity-project idea of seriousness. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
5/5 67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) A visually dense treat for lovers of Malick's brand of philosophical cinema. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Just as the film seems primed for a self-pitying, cheap-shot conclusion, there's a liberating set-piece of fumbling group adventure that achieves a mythic, cathartic quality. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 91% Elle (2016) A study of victimhood without sentimentality, of iconic strength without forced sass... and of determinedly staking a claim over one's own life against manipulative forces. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 86% Sully (2016) Eastwood remains an American master, and if some of the finer details lack finesse, such quibbles are subsumed by the overall emotional whomp. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/5 85% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) While it grasps at deep thoughts about grief and perversion, Goodnight Mommy feels a specious ruse to show extreme cruelty. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 94% Carol (2015) The film never really goes for crescendo, rather it simmers a cauldron of heated but restrained emotions and sensations - gorgeously. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
5/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) Stays true to Davies's lushly pained, deliberate style and builds into a sweeping chronicle of land and emotion that could fairly be called a Scottish answer to Gone with the Wind. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 96% Tangerine (2015) A brilliant standalone piece of rhythmic storytelling, throwing itself at the audience as a ball of momentum that rolls to a tender, touching stop. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
3/5 59% High-Rise (2016) Hints at going in a Clockwork Orange direction before Wheatley loses formal control in parallel to his characters. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
5/5 100% My Darling Clementine (1946) Simple in its storytelling while transcendent as a poem of rhythms, bonds and values. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 95% Hard to be a God (2015) Bewildering, darkly hilarious, something of an endurance test, and made with such epic scale and precision that it's also breathtaking. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
5/5 92% Paper Moon (1973) Sweet, playful, reverberant - this is a perfect movie. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
5/5 87% The Tribe (2015) A substantive emotional compendium that's passionately, hypnotically shattering. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Righteous, shocking, terrifying, iconic, funny, twistedly romantic and refreshingly unpredictable. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2015
5/5 96% It Follows (2015) A bold, terrifying attack of cinema, immersive on the levels of imagery both beautiful and grotesque, and scares from the shallowest to the most pervasive. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2015