I no longer care much for Citizen Kane, because of the screenplay. I actually like Aaron Sorkin‘s screenplay for Steve Jobs (2015), in which Steve Jobs is the Citizen Kane of the 80s and 90s, better, for all the factual nonsense there is supposed to be. Sorkin’s Steve is an egotist and a blabbermouth (to me, laughable) as well as a profoundly reluctant—unwilling—father, grippingly played by Michael Fassbinder. It’s a wonder the film ends on a heartening note.
The direction by Danny Boyle is fanciful but clear-eyed. Additional bravura acting emanates from Kate Winslet, Michael Stuhlberg and Katherine Waterston.