Director David Fincher (working from a script by his late father) paints a masterful portrait of the “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, as Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried lead the way in what may be the most perfectly “old Hollywood” movie ever made. It’s brilliant on every level (cinematography, production design, acting, directing) and deftly pushes the envelope of esotericism on its way to becoming as fantastic a biopic as you could hope for.
5/5 stars