Film Reviews: “Citizen Kane” (1941)


Directed, written by, and starring Orson Welles.

This film chronicles the entire life, rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane. We start with his death, and mysterious last words “Rosebud.” What does it mean? Reporter Jerry Thompson wants to know and interviews everyone still alive from Kane’s life to find out. Through the memories of those who knew him, we travel back through the highs, lows and relationships of Charles Foster Kane. The film is gorgeous to look at, with a keen artistic eye on every shot. Orson Welles was only 26 years old when he made this. At times he looks as though he could be 50 or 60. That’s the magic of cinema. Suspending belief. For it’s time it must have been a marvel, and still is to this day.

4.0 out of 4.0 stars.


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