Wednesday 16th December 2020.
December 16, 2020
Welcome back to Andres Clemente, today we take a look at two movies. Number one is “Mank” 1930’s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Mank is an amazing story, with a seasoned actor like Oldman, and told with Fincher’s acute eye for perfection. A film made with classic Hollywood in mind that deserves to be watched with a large bowl of popcorn, a giant soda, an amazing audio system, no extra screens on, and lights out. In my opinion it will probably be an Oscar front runner and maybe Fincher’s first directorial Oscar.
Andres second choice is “Safety” the story of Ray-Ray McElrathbey, a freshman football player for Clemson University, who secretly raised his younger brother on campus after his home life became too unsteady.
I’m a sucker for “True Story Sports Movies” but this film is a disappointment. The acting is really subpar, the football scenes are lacking and the emotions are played like a Christian-based movie.