The greatest film ever made is Citizen Kane, according to international polls of film critics, directors, academic literature, and the film "establishment" of the UK. Nicky James, editor of Sight & Sound, the BFI's magazine, once said he was surprised that Welles's portrait of an American newspaper baron, made in 1941, still resonated after so many years. "I would have thought that with the passing of time it would have replaced with another film," he said. "It is a burden because Citizen Kane can never match anyone's expectations. People see it and ask, 'Why isn't it more entertaining? But Welles's movie changed the way films were made. It changed the way cameras moved, how we used sound, the idea of overlapping dialogue, and heavy symbolism were also new." In the same way as Shakespeare is sometimes perceived as being the embodiment of literary perfection, Citizen Kane suffers from the the label it has been awarded: the Greatest Movie Ever Made. The accolade hangs around its neck, like the proverbial albatross. Such a build up will always risk raising expectations to high. Or does it? Well having watched CK again recently for the third time in my life, at the age of 36, I was staggered by the sophistication of the style, cinematography, and production design. It had just as many FX shot's (if not more) as any contemporary film. The plot themes of absolute power and emotional loss are still relevant. Charles Foster Kane is a grotesque recognizable to every generation. But what makes the film stand out is that is one of the earliest movies to depict the American Dream as a nightmare. It's amazing to think that Welles was allowed to get away with it. What are your thoughts on the film. Can it live up to it's legendary reputation? Is it still relevant? Or is it like Gone With The Wind, some anachronisms from your parents generation that you simply cannot identify with.