Watch Out, Oscars: David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Looks Like a Monster Contender

Watch Out, Oscars: David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Looks Like a Monster Contender
Now that Netflix has begun to allow sneak peeks at “Mank,” David Fincher’s drama about screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the writing of “Citizen Kane,” it’s clearer than ever that the film will be a major player at the 93rd Academy Awards. A sumptuous black-and-white evocation of Golden Age Hollywood, it ticks lots of Oscars boxes and is a work of craftsmanship at the highest level, which is hardly surprising coming from the director of “The Social Network,” “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” among others.

Even in a normal year, when it would have to compete against the usual array of studio-backed movies, “Mank” might well have emerged as one of the most-nominated films at the Oscars; in the pandemic-wracked 2020, with theaters closing and major-studio films like “West Side Story” and “Dune” fleeing for the presumably safer pastures of late 2021, it feels like a monster.
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