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Ian Mantgani

Ian Mantgani
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 93% Evil Angels (A Cry in the Dark) (1988) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 100% A Night to Remember (1958) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 90% The Producers (1968) It is moving to know that a film can be so entertaining, and almost a third of a century after its release, it still stands tall above almost every contemporary comedy and every pretentious twit who moans about films that 'have nothing to say'.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 62% Strange Days (1995) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 82% Wonder Boys (2000) Mess is excruciating to experience and hilarious to watch.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 79% Requiem for a Dream (2000) You can't walk out of this movie. If you want to leave, you'll run.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 12, 2001
10/10 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) It's beautifully conceived, brilliantly constructed, and, like the villain herself, spellbinding.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 77% The Butcher Boy (1997) This potentially disturbing film is handled as a crazy, unstoppable black comedy.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 75% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Every moment holds our attention, as the outwardly inviting turns dangerous and the outwardly sinister is revealed to be rather innocent.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 88% Felicia's Journey (1999) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 79% Fight Club (1999) The cool charisma of Norton and Pitt is ... vital in seducing us, and both actors carry themselves confidently while speaking their dialogue with tough, throaty assurance.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 95% The Filth and the Fury (2000) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 97% Good Will Hunting (1997) This performance by Matt Damon is brilliant, and even when Will is as unlikeable as he could possibly be, we stick with him, because we care.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 91% High Fidelity (2000) This is a wonderful movie about real people, real problems and real fixations, that beautifully captures the texture of alternative culture.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 89% In the Company of Men (1997) LaBute's film is not easy to watch, deal with or understand. But its effect is unmistakable.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 79% Little Voice (1998) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 83% Magnolia (1999) The sins of fathers, sons and lovers come pouring onto the audience in a torrent of stifling intensity.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 85% Pleasantville (1998) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 71% Return to Paradise (1998) The plot carries surprises right up until the last, but with no cheap shocks or selling out, only painful inevitabilities.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 93% Run Lola Run (1999) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) Shakespeare in Love is a wonder to behold, and to cherish.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Then there is Damon, who struts with force and confidence when pretending to be Dickie, but plays Tom as someone constantly faking a nervous and plain front.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 89% Titanic (1997) The best film of its genre ever made.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 94% The Truman Show (1998) It is one of the best films ever made about the dangers of mass-media...‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 93% Boogie Nights (1997) Like a version of "GoodFellas" where everybody can trust each other.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 95% You Can Count On Me (2000) Quote not available.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jun 4, 2001
4/4 87% Girlfight (2000) One of the best films of the year.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jul 16, 2001
4/4 81% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) A wondrous achievement whose life, wit and vision made me grin‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 17, 2002
4/4 54% Bully (2001) Joins the list of great American films about killing‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 10, 2002
4/4 93% In the Bedroom (2001) Tremendously powerful... emotions below the surface are made devastatingly clear‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 17, 2002
4/4 92% Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) A wonderful, forgiving movie -- one that understands how desire sometimes sidetracks us, because that's the way nature works‐ UK Critic
Posted Apr 22, 2002
4/4 81% Waking Life (2001) Groundbreaking filmmaking techniques and otherworldly rhythm... liberating, dreamy, joyous.‐ UK Critic
Posted May 14, 2002
4/4 85% Monster's Ball (2002) A great film. Considers genuine personalities and extreme feelings, and lingers in the mind, holding some kind of spell over us long after it has ended.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jun 10, 2002
4/4 90% Spider-Man (2002) A review threatens to turn into a session of gushing because the film is that type of experience; watching it, I kept wanting to applaud.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jun 17, 2002
4/4 77% Tape (2001) The screenplay features nothing but talk, but this is one of the most tightly wound films of the year.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jul 24, 2002
4/4 90% Lantana (2002) It makes thoughts and emotional webs run wild in our heads, and leaves us unsure of how to describe them, simply by focusing on the complexity of people.‐ UK Critic
Posted Sep 9, 2002
4/4 74% Frailty (2002) This film is a thinking outside of the box, an answer to viewers who think we can convince ourselves of what not to expect.‐ UK Critic
Posted Oct 6, 2002
4/4 74% Signs (2002) The work of a filmmaker who has secrets buried at the heart of his story and knows how to take time revealing them. Strange occurrences build in the mind of the viewer and take on extreme urgency.‐ UK Critic
Posted Oct 6, 2002
4/4 77% Changing Lanes (2002) One of the best films I have ever seen, constantly pulling the rug from underneath us, seeing things from new sides, plunging deeper, getting more intense.‐ UK Critic
Posted Nov 5, 2002
4/4 83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) I stopped thinking about how good it all was, and started doing nothing but reacting to it - feeling a part of its grand locations, thinking urgently as the protagonists struggled, feeling at the mercy of its inventiveness, gasping at its visual delights.‐ UK Critic
Posted Nov 26, 2002
4/4 95% Bowling for Columbine (2002) It could change America, not only because it is full of necessary discussion points, but because it is so accessible that it makes complex politics understandable to viewers looking for nothing but energetic entertainment.‐ UK Critic
Posted Dec 10, 2002
4/4 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) An intense concentration of power, and my all-time favourite film.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 10, 2003
4/4 91% Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003) Heartbreaking and savage without being affectedly artsy or lingering. It employs sound and visuals that have a knack for conveying senses of humour, rhythms of days and the auras and values of people.‐ UK Critic
Posted Jan 19, 2003
4/4 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) This movie got me grinning. There's a part of us that cannot help be entertained by the sight of someone getting away with something.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 9, 2003
4/4 53% Basic Instinct (1992) Could we be ready to stop snickering about it and admit to its status as a modern classic?‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 16, 2003
4/4 80% The Hours (2002) It captures the feeling of a long, forgiving gaze.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 23, 2003
4/4 57% Irréversible (2002) Few films are as uncomfortably involving as this one -- the techniques lack subtlety, and could have come off as amateurish, but they pound and build in the way that bad recollections circle in the mind to create queasiness and stress.‐ UK Critic
Posted Feb 23, 2003
4/4 91% Adaptation (2002) Gets thoughts and sentences rushing down the hallways of the mind, screaming at each other to get past.‐ UK Critic
Posted Mar 16, 2003
4/4 98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) The simple truth is, no other movie has the same power to unite audiences in wonder and fulfilment.‐ UK Critic
Posted Apr 13, 2003