Posts by Ian Mantgani

The Operative – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman star in this intriguing tale of espionage in modern-day Tehran.

Watergate – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Charles Ferguson’s mammoth chronicle of President Nixon’s downfall manages to be at once too detailed and too superficial.

Mr Jones – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Agnieszka Holland’s biopic of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones is one of the most powerful films at this year’s Berlinale.

Fourteen – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

American filmmaker Dan Sallitt delivers a delicate, subtly devastating portrait of friendship and depression.

The Kindness of Strangers – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

This year’s Berlin Film Festival gets off to an inauspicious start care of Lone Sherfig’s fusty New York ensemble drama.

Madeline’s Madeline – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Josephine Decker returns with a commanding, emotionally bracing study of teenage psychosis.

In defence of Al Pacino’s performance in Scent of a Woman

By Ian Mantgani

There’s something deeply entertaining and moving about his widely ridiculed lead turn.

Going in Style

By Ian Mantgani

Zach Braff directs this subpar septuagenarian comedy about giving mortality the slip.

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The Void

By Ian Mantgani

Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s cosmic horror-thriller fails to live up to its initial promise.

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Why What Women Want is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Ian Mantgani

In celebration of that rare beast – a battle-of-the-sexes fantasy rom-com that netted over $400 million at the box office.

Unbranded

By Ian Mantgani

Beautifully shot vistas are all that this doc on modern cattle driving has to offer, and it isn’t enough.

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Dear White People

By Ian Mantgani

A spiky, combative and wry look at issues of race arising on an American Ivy League university campus.

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8½ (1963)

By Ian Mantgani

Federico Fellini’s iconic masterpiece is back on the big screen. Don’t miss it.

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