“Mank”: Film Review Podcast

Posted: December 7th, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | No Comments »

As a cinephile of the highest order, I love movies about the movies.

Love movies about Hollywoodland.

Love black and white movies, especially ones in high definition, with care for the geometry of the screen.

Which means I was predisposed to love “Mank,” David Fincher’s homage to Herman Mankiewicz’s process of the writing of “Citizen Kane.”

Mank had spent years hobnobbing at San Simeon with William Randolph Hearst his lover, Marion Davies. They are the subjects of “Kane,” considered by many to be the best film ever made.

Gary Oldman plays Mank. Amanda Seyfried is marvelous as Davies. Charles Dance portrays Hearst.

The movie is available for streaming on Netflix.

For more insight, and my opinion of the movie, listen to my podcast below:

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