Ian Mantgani

Ian Mantgani

Favorite films

  • The Producers
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Recent activity

  • Holiday

  • Liberté

  • She Done Him Wrong

  • Anthem

Recent reviews

  • Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn


  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    A man who markets alcohol and a woman who works for a fashion magazine but clearly has ambitions to work for a think tank manipulate each other as they jockey for a chance to sell conflict diamonds at their respective workplaces. On the journey they attend high-priced sporting events and acquire a small domesticated animal. A key text of GW Bush-era neoliberal cinema.

Popular reviews

  • Filmmaker


    This is a documentary about Francis Ford Coppola, who at one point says, "The world is filled with guys who said, well, I'm gonna make the money and then I'll make the personal films. And somehow, they never get around to doing it."

    The director of this documentary is George Lucas.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    There's a moment where Keaton says, "I've got the chance to do something important," at almost the exact time a bottle of Stella Artois clearly settles in the frame, and for some reason it stuck with me as a minor emblem of the movie's hollowness. Are they so crass as to put a product placement in there as the hero bears his soul? Or is this a deliberate nudge at his petty self-importance adrift in a world of commodity? It's…