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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★½

    And I thought that Kane was unengaging.

    While some credit should go to it not being a generic Bio (virtually impossible from the man behind Zodiac and Social Network,) aside from Fincher's dedication in trying to replicate a film from the period (though why didn't ya film it in the 4:3 aspect ratio?), a few grins at some names checked and a couple of famous people in the biz then being depicted I shockingly barely got anything out of this.…

  • RKO 281

    RKO 281

    ★★★½

    Better than usual TV Movie, mostly because it was done by HBO, that cruddy opening credit sequence (and short running time) aside could have gone theatrical. This lends credence to the fact that I find that most Biopics could have gone straight to TV. It's Mank. 21 years before, and told more from the perspective of Welles and Hearst. It's nowhere near as intricately made as that recent feature. But it's a heck of a lot more interesting. That's for sure...

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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★½

    The greatest film ever made? I wouldn't go that far.
    One of the best made films ever? Absolutely, without question.
    The best debut by anyone? Quite possibly.

    Orson fired on all cylinders crafting and introducing techniques that had rarely if ever been done before and that many have been using since. Weaving it into a fairly interesting tale, with a cast (and crew) of mainly first-timers (another intriguing feat.) He certainly knew how to make a film right off the…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    Because this film was deliberately jarring and disorienting (among many things) it feels more appropriate then rather than to try and review this thing to instead rattle off a stream of my initial thoughts for something that I think I'll be revisiting pretty routinely in what time I still have left in this world.

    SPOILERS SHOULD FOLLOW. Proceed with caution. Also a good descriptor for this particular film too.

    Apologies also as it could be my longest entry I've ever…