Screening Room: ‘Mank’

In David Fincher’s Mank, Gary Oldman rips up the screen as Citizen Kane screenwriter and generally drunken roustabout Herman Mankiewicz. It’s a grand piece of filmmaking, all things told.

Mank is playing now on Netflix. My review is at PopMatters:

Mank, a rattling conveyance stuffed with gags, asides, and anecdotes, is less concerned with how viewers feel about Citizen Kane than they do about its hero, who cannot decide whether he loves writing, spinning tales, gambling, or drinking more, and decides to try them all…

Here’s the trailer: