Citizen Kane (1941)

Rating: ****
Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten

A brilliant, innovative, and ground-breaking film by Orson Welles about a newspaper reporter who's investigating the life and times of a bitter and eccentric journalist (Orson Welles). The first film ever to employ flashbacks, lens distortion, and focus pulls, it set the cinematic standard for nearly every film that followed. A fantastic piece of work.