Ian Mantgani Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
85% U: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
5/5 64% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) A visually dense treat for lovers of Malick's brand of philosophical cinema.‐ The Skinny
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 95% Carol (2015) The film never really goes for crescendo, rather it simmers a cauldron of heated but restrained emotions and sensations - gorgeously.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
5/5 80% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 97% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
5/5 92% Paper Moon (1973) Sweet, playful, reverberant - this is a perfect movie.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
5/5 87% The Tribe (2015) A substantive emotional compendium that's passionately, hypnotically shattering.‐ The Skinny
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
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2015
5/5 97% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2015