them: this is the greatest film ever made!
me: hmm... let's see.
*2 hours later*
also me: oh shit! they're not lying.
Orson Welles' Citizen Kane is a perfect masterclass in storytelling and filmmaking. It's an engaging mystery-drama told in Rashomon-style and juxtaposition with themes of sensationalism and loneliness.
Who was Charles Foster Kane? I mean, we all know he was a wealthy newspaper publisher. But, who was he, really? We, the audience, felt like we already knew what he…