It’s been nine months since I posted on Moviereviewsbymark, but I am going to try to start writing again. Let’s start with “Mank” a film written and directed by David Fincher and starring Gary Oldman. It’s the story of the man who wrote “Citizen Kane” which is one of my favorite movies. Oldman’s character, Herman Mankewicz, was a talented writer and a raging alcoholic. Most of the film takes place in 1940, but there are flashbacks to the early 1930’s when he was a successful writer. The film is in black and white to give it an early ’40’s feel and the acting is quite good, especially Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies. If you are an old movie buff you will love this film. If you are not it is an interesting story with compelling characters. Look for this film to get nominated for a bunch of Oscars.

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