Is the Supposedly Greatest American Movie “Citizen Kane” Any Good?

I’m a movie buff…I think. I watch several films a week at the theaters and have a stack of dusty DVDs and a queue of dozens of classic movies sitting in my digital devices at home. But I’m always afraid to let people know that I haven’t seen a classic critically-acclaimed film. Or worse, that I did see it, but disagreed with its acclaim.

“What do you mean you haven’t seen ‘Vertigo?'” I imagine bigger, stronger, movie-er buffs yelling at me. “How could you not like ‘Star Wars?’ How dare you call yourself a movie buff! You’re banned from seeing movies and buying microwave popcorn forever!”

Ok, that’s a bit harsh. But I’m intrigued to learn about classic films I haven’t watched and see if I agree that they are great. So I started watching every movie I haven’t seen on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films list, starting with number one, “Citizen Kane.” Check out my thoughts on Orson Welles’ 1941 epic in the podcast episode below.


Music by Felipe Sarro