The Assistant (2019)
First screened in February 2020
Director: Kitty Green. Cast: Julia Garner, Jon Orsini, Noah Robbins, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Juliana Canfield, Kristine Froseth, Alexander Chaplin, Dagmara Dominczyk, Patrick Wilson, Stéphanye Dussud, Jay O. Sanders. Screenplay: Kitty Green.

Twitter Capsule: Taut, sobering handle on material that could have tilted into sensationalism in so many ways. Your skin will crawl.

VOR:   Rare modern film to comment on the immediate cultural moment, with no metaphoric filter. Grim portrait of demeaning labor, specific and general.

Photo © 2019 3311 Productions/Cinereach,
© 2020 Bleecker Street Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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