Movie Diary 11/8/2020

Mank (David Fincher, 2020). Have to puzzle over this one a bit more. I’m not sure about the black-and-white, for one thing. And while individual scenes pop nicely, there’s a lack of snap overall that’s curious for a Fincher-directed project. Maybe it’s Gary Oldman (as Herman J. Mankiewicz), who seems so weary throughout that the caustic one-liners issuing from him tend to fall without the requisite zing.