Mank (2020)

The story behind the writing of Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE centers more on co-writer Herman Mankiewicz & his struggles with the studio, Hearst & Welles.

Curtiz (2018)

While directing Casablanca Michael Curtiz has to deal with an interfering government official, his estranged daughter, & how to end the film.

It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles (1993)

This fascinating documentary pays tribute to film genius Orson Welles, thanks to the three men listed as directors of the film, the late Richard Wilson (who had worked with Welles), Bill Krohn, and Myron Meisel. Welles was busy, after making his masterful Citizen Kane, editing The Magnificent Ambersons as well as starring in Journey into Fear. …

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood  (2017)

Unrated. Running time: 1 hour 38 min. I have ambivalent feelings about Matt Tymauer’s documentary film, based on Scotty Bower’s tell-all book Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars. This is certainly different from his previous film about the Manhattan urban activist Jane Jacobs, Citizen Jane: Battle for …