Citizen Kane

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80-year-old review wrecks Citizen Kane’s 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
The reviews aggregator site has recently added a demurring 1941 write-up that wishes the Orson Welles film ‘let a little sunshine in’

Andrew Pulver

28, Apr, 2021 @10:40 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the US: No 8 – Mank
David Fincher’s first film for Netflix was a visually breathtaking look at boozehound screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz

Andrew Pulver

09, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK, No 9: Mank
David Fincher’s take on how Citizen Kane was made caused controversy but his loving tribute to the writer Herman J Mankiewicz is a visually stunning triumph

Andrew Pulver

08, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Mank: a death wish of a movie that could never live up to the legend of Orson Welles | David Thomson
Welles and writer Herman Mankiewicz created Citizen Kane through a titanic creative wrestling match – so Mank’s take is a feeble self-indulgence

David Thomson

19, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Mank review – David Fincher swooningly revisits myth of Citizen Kane | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Gary Oldman plays cynical screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz in a gorgeously shot film that both revels in Hollywood’s golden age and exposes its corruption

Peter Bradshaw

06, Nov, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Orson Welles: actor, director… painter?
The great film-maker was also a fine artist. His rarely seen images feature in a film by lifelong fan Mark Cousins, who tells here of finding treasures that reveal a whole new Citizen Welles

Guy Lodge

04, Aug, 2018 @10:55 PM

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'It will be called Americanism': the US writers who imagined a fascist future
From Sinclair Lewis and Philip Roth to Donald Trump’s favourite film, Citizen Kane, US culture has long told stories about homegrown authoritarianism. What can we learn from them?

Sarah Churchwell

03, Feb, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Why a film celebrating McDonald's is the perfect start for Trump cinema
The Founder, about the man who built McDonald’s, is a fitting start to the new era. But Hollywood’s love affair with Trump’s kind of anarcho-capitalism began long ago

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jan, 2017 @6:39 PM

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Donald Trump plays Citizen Kane to perfection | Brief letters
Brief letters: Witney byelection | ‘Fraud at the Polls’ | JB Priestley’s Jenny Villiers | Alan Partridge’s dislike of Noel Edmonds | Brexit in French | Jean-Claude Juncker

Letters

23, Oct, 2016 @6:31 PM

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What Citizen Trump can’t stand – the story is of Melania, not him | Marina Hyde
Of course Donald is angry. He can’t possibly tolerate being just a plot device in his wife’s amazing journey

Marina Hyde

02, Sep, 2016 @6:09 PM

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Ran; Citizen Kane; Daddy’s Home; In the Heart of the Sea; Yakuza Apocalypse – review
Restored classics from Kurosawa and Orson Welles beat the competition hands down in a thin week

Guy Lodge

01, May, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Scale of Hearst plot to discredit Orson Welles and Citizen Kane revealed
Memos show media mogul William Randolph Hearst’s executives conspired to undermine Welles and stop release of film

Dalya Alberge

28, Mar, 2016 @1:35 PM

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