“Mank” is a Tale of Politics, Corruption, and the Cathartic Power of Film
by Ben Hiett
[Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for the Netflix film “Mank”]
“Tell the story you know.” So says movie producer John Houseman to Herman J. Mankiewicz, the titular protagonist of David Fincher’s latest film “Mank.” Fincher has crafted an intricate, subtle masterpiece of filmmaking that only gets better upon rewatch (trust me, I watched it twice). However, the point of a review like this is to help you, the reader, determine whether this movie is one ...