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Ian Waldron-Mantgani

Ian Waldron-Mantgani
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 49% Going in Style (2017) Grab-bag references to comedy entertainment glory give Going in Style a soothing veneer but never cheer its hollow centre.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/5 76% The Void (2017) You may not only find yourself craving the seedy elegance of Lovecraft or Carpenter, but also the jolting liveliness of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
2/5 73% Unbranded (2015) The gift shop DVD from an exciting horse farm.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2015
3/5 91% Dear White People (2014) As enjoyable and refreshing as it is, there's a certain bite lacking in the delivery.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 10, 2015
5/5 98% 8 1/2 (1963) A carnival of the soul.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 1, 2015
3/5 74% The Falling (2015) Morley offers much to ponder, and it may be that this is a work that plays better with age - in hindsight, perhaps it can be appreciated for all that it puts on the table rather than for what it answers.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 100% Dreamcatcher (2015) It's a surprising, unlikely record of the peaks, troughs and specificity of being human.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 80% Black Sea (2015) A confused mishmash about greed, madness, violence and sentimental redemption.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 87% Winter Sleep (2014) Unfolding as a deep, empathetic series of conversations, it's an absorbing interplay of coldness and warmth both in its morality and in the stunning snowy landscapes and log-fire interiors of its settings.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2014
1/5 24% Third Person (2014) An interminable illusive boondoggle with clunky turns and a flat, uninspiring reveal.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3/5 33% The Art Party! (2014) The signs read 'Come to the Art Party' but only the party aspect of art is on show, and the students being lobbied for don't seem to have been invited.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 64% The Patrol (2013) This bungled sortie in Helmand province presents a robust idea that's been executed poorly.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
70/100 64% O (2001) There's an air of authenticity to the proceedings here, and stylistic pretension never obscures good storytelling.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted May 21, 2005
2/4 No Score Yet Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0 (2002) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 19, 2005
4/4 82% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Oct 31, 2004
4/4 60% The Dreamers (2004) It's thrilling.‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 18, 2004
96% Double Indemnity (1944) The ultimate film noir crime picture.‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 16, 2004
65/100 100% Heidi (1937) Call me a sap, but Temple gets to me.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
2/4 78% The Mother (2004) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 16, 2004
78/100 100% Lonely Hearts (1983) Quote not available.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
2.5/4 75% Big Fish (2003) The story of the movie is disjointed and unaffecting, and what we remember are all the little moments, for their visual splendour, their joyful flights of fancy.‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 7, 2004
2/4 13% The Haunted Mansion (2003) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 7, 2004
3.5/4 95% Lost In Translation (2003) The movie should have been a masterpiece of mood and character, and it almost is, revolving as it does around two wonderful performances.‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 7, 2004
2/4 70% Cold Mountain (2003) Whether we're watching the domestic struggles of Kidman or Law doing moody wandering, scenes run on randomly, and don't build into a structure with arc or emphasis.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
1.5/4 87% Freaky Friday (2003) Somehow people have got it into their heads that this is a good movie.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
2/4 63% Love Actually (2003) It wants to swirl round the world and find love in every cranny, but it doesn't have the effortless rush of energy that it would need to make the masses of plot come together.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
3.5/4 85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) The arguments between Bettany and Crowe don't seem like typical leader-and-subordinate confrontations, but have real philosophical edge, and are beautifully played.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
3/4 88% Mystic River (2003) It's not the masterpiece people have been claiming, but Eastwood does set up a gripping moody atmosphere and get some fine performances out of his actors.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
1.5/4 77% Peter Pan (2003) It's not colourful, it's not fun, it's just a gaudy mess of bad aesthetic choices and cruddy CGI.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
1.5/4 77% Seabiscuit (2003) TV-movie slush.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
3/4 94% Touching the Void (2004) There's something amazing about looking in the eyes of the guys telling this story.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 24, 2004
38% Armageddon (1998) Where things fall apart are the scenes that try to put in characterisation, and, God help us, comic relief.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 23, 2004
3/4 74% Pure (2005) Talented performers, effectively dramatic.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 10, 2004
2/4 57% Cremaster 4 (1995) Fairly straightforward, at least compared to the rest of the cycle...‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 2, 2004
2/4 71% Cremaster 5 (1997) Lots of classy dark colours and soaring music...‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 2, 2004
2/4 67% Cremaster 1 (1996) Beautiful...‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 2, 2004
3.5/4 64% The Shape Of Things (2002) Some critics have called the film stolid and stagy. I think the way it sits still and looks hard is just the point, and the key to its effect.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 4, 2004
4/4 93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Ultimately this journey has been about the endgame, and now that we're here, we get a shattering sense of all that is at stake.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 4, 2004
2/4 71% Cremaster 2 (1999) It's a little longer than Cremaster 1, and it has extra room for more confusing craziness.‐ UK Critic
Posted Dec 22, 2003
2/4 63% Cremaster 3 (2003) The endurance test of the Cremaster series.‐ UK Critic
Posted Dec 22, 2003
1/4 34% In the Cut (2003) A movie that moves between pretentious and incompetent, a sleazy straight-to-video-style sex and violence crapfest which ends up simply laughable when it tries to go arty.‐ UK Critic
Posted Dec 14, 2003
1/4 36% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) There's a simple philosophy behind a movie like this: Add more squishing, add more screaming, and it'll be better. Or at least it'll make more money.‐ UK Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2003
3/4 86% Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) This is a film you go to for the pretty pictures, for the neon and the quirky shapes, for the mix of 80s retro style with the fashions of today.‐ UK Critic
Posted Dec 14, 2003
4/4 84% Gremlins (1984) A movie that lives inside our memories of movies, and tramples all over them with a crazed, subversive joy.‐ UK Critic
Posted Dec 14, 2003
2.5/4 35% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) It is not about conclusiveness, but about solving the immediate struggles of its own stupid sci-fi details.‐ UK Critic
Posted Nov 30, 2003
4/4 38% She's Having a Baby (1988) It should have been the movie where Hughes got Oscar nominations; the Academy weren't going to award his comedies, but here is where he showed he could branch out and grow up.‐ UK Critic
Posted Nov 16, 2003
2/4 23% Bad Boys II (2003) The Bad Boys movies are supposed to be about two cops, but all I see is a pair of actors reading descriptions of their characters.‐ UK Critic
Posted Oct 30, 2003
1/4 31% Underworld (2003) The astonishing achievement of Underworld is that it's a movie without a single good moment, and they still managed to make one helluva trailer.‐ UK Critic
Posted Oct 27, 2003
4/4 95% Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) The dialogue of Preston Sturges shoots and shoots, never seems to miss, and convinces you of its genius in around about a minute.‐ UK Critic
Posted Oct 22, 2003
4/4 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Has all the coolness and daring and wit through which Tarantino made his name. It delivers what we expected, and packs some shocking punches on top.‐ UK Critic
Posted Oct 17, 2003