Among Fincher's best films, Mank handles it's subject with subtlety and style.
David Fincher is not a director known for pulling punches.
In movies live Seven, Fight Club, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, he has demonstrated a willingness to linger on scenes of horrifying gore and violence.
Studios often discourage this kind of spectacle, as it relegates movies to an R rating and the smaller audience that entails. But in Fincher's case — with the notable exception of The Social Network — he has managed to build a career on it. So it's strange to note that the film he has spent more than 20 years fighting for had entirely the opposite problem.