Release Date: November 13, 2020
Director: David Fincher
Studio: Netflix
Mank is a brilliant new film by David Fincher about Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz and his story of creating the script for Citizen Kane. David Fincher had been intending to create this film for the better part of 20 years (his father initially wrote the script but has since passed away). Mank was shot in black and white, a nod to the films of the 1940s, and shooting was completed just prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Gary Oldman stars as “Mank,” and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross again deliver a fitting score for Mank (they also did the score for The Social Network). The film had a limited theatrical release in 2020 due to the pandemic but it was viewed widely on streaming services, particularly on Netflix.