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Mank: A love letter to "Citizen Kane" and fans of cinema

In 1941, Orson Welles collaborated with writer Herman J. Mankiewicz to create one of the greatest and influential films in the history of cinema known as "Citizen Kane." "Mank" gives us a fascinating look behind the curtain on how Mankiewicz got the idea to make "Citizen Kane" while battling his longtime alcohol addiction. Gary Oldman is unrecognizable as Screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and gives a phenomenal Oscar-worthy performance. Amanda Seyfried also gives an outstanding performance as classic film star Marion Davies. Coming off of films such as "A Million Ways to Die in the West," "Ted 2", "The Clapper," and "Scoob!", all of which range from mediocre to terrible, Seyfried gives a great Oscar-worthy performance as the actress that was a massive influence for "Citizen Kane" and reminds us that when given the right material to work with, Seyfried is a great actress. The film also features a tremendous supporting cast consisting of Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke as Orson Welles, and Charles Dance as Newspaper Tycoon William Randolph Hearst. He was also the primary influence for the character Charles Foster Kane played by Orson Welles. David Fincher's direction is incredible and makes the film look like a classic film that could have come out in the 1940s. "Mank" is an absolute classic in the making and the best film of the year. Thanks to its fantastic production design, great score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, phenomenal direction by David Fincher, and Oscar-worthy performances by Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, "Mank" is a love letter to both "Citizen Kane" and cinema fans all over the world, making it David Fincher's best film since 2010's "The Social Network."


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