Directed by Orson Welles. US. 1941. NR. 1 hour 59 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Helmed by the 25-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles, Citizen Kane is truly essential viewing. Tracing of the rise and decline of a flawed but fabulous newspaper tycoon, told largely through flashbacks, it is also a mystery, a melodrama and a remarkable showcase for a variety of innovative filmmaking techniques.