CINEMA: Citizen Vain

ME AND ORSON WELLES (2008, directed by Richard Linklater, 114 minutes, U.S./U.K.) BY DAN BUSKIRK FILM CRITIC Feeling more like a “hit” than any film the towering director was ever part of, Me And Orson Welles is a breezy nostalgia piece that never feels slight, thanks to the genius of Welles that hangs over the film with a weighty spirit.  Brought to life by little-known actor Christian McKay, the film captures Welles at an early career highpoint, bringing a controversial 1937 Shakespeare production to Broadway. This is Welles before headline-grabbing War of the Worlds broadcast and the convention-shattering Citizen Kane; […]