Mank is coming to Netflix tonight

MANK (2020)Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz and Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies.NETFLIX
MANK (2020)Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz and Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies.NETFLIX /

When is Mank on Netflix?

“I’ll drink to that.” The hotly anticipated new Netflix original movie Mank is finally dropping on Netflix late tonight.

Directed by Oscar-nominated director David Fincher (from a script penned by his father Jack) and featuring a stellar performance by Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Mank is undoubtedly one of the best movies of the year.

According to Netflix, the synopsis is as follows:

"1930’s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.”"

Joining Oldman’s Mank are a host of wonderful turns from various notable actors, including Amanda Seyfried as actress Marion Davies, Charles Dance as newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Tom Burke as wunderkind Orson Welles, and Lily Collins as Mank’s secretary and typist Rita Alexander, along with Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, and Tuppence Middleton. Mindhunter DP Erik Messerschmidt is the film’s cinematographer, and frequent Fincher collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scored the film.

Mank received a limited theatrical release prior to its drop on Netflix. Netflix Life named it as one of December’s must-watch movies and gave it a glowing review earlier last month. It is expected to be a key competitor at a majority of the major film awards in 2021.

Although Mank is set in 1930s Hollywood and filmed in lush black and white for prime period evocation, the movie is far from a love letter to the moviemaking culture of the past. Rather, it’s an acid-tinged look at the corrupt, politically minded, and corrosive world of the studio system machinations as seen through the eyes of its critical, self-poisoning court jester.

Will you be watching Mank when it drops on Netflix tonight? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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