The Assistant

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the US: No 7 – The Assistant
Kitty Green’s quietly devastating drama saw Julia Garner play a young assistant slowly realising she’s working for a sexual predator

Adrian Horton

10, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK, No 8: The Assistant
Kitty Green’s suffocating portrait of workplace sexual abuse shifts the spotlight away from the Harvey Weinsteins and on to the culture that enables them

Adrian Horton

09, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Sleazy bosses, exploited barmaids: US cinema finally discovers the left behinds
From The Assistant to Support the Girls, American cinema is swapping feelgood escapism for gritty unsettling realism. We talk to the women spearheading this new wave

Steve Rose

06, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Assistant review – eloquent sexual harassment drama
Julia Garner excels as a junior assistant to a predatory media mogul boss in Kitty Green’s powerfully understated #MeToo drama

Mark Kermode

03, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Assistant review - #MeToo drama offers unsettling study of day-to-day abuse | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Film about assistant to a New York film mogul details how stress, humiliation and bullying become the enablers for abuse by powerful men

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2020 @10:06 AM

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This week's best culture, at home – from Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet to 50 Irish monologues
The Observer’s critics recommend the best new arts shows to enjoy on TV, on the radio and online

26, Apr, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Harvey Weinstein: the books, films and TV shows sparked by the scandal
From journalists’ accounts to fictional dramas, the movie mogul’s fall has fueled a cultural moment

André Wheeler in San Francisco

24, Feb, 2020 @7:10 PM

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'It makes people uncomfortable': inside the Weinstein-inspired thriller about complicity
Based on interviews with former employees, writer-director Kitty Green’s The Assistant looks at a toxic workplace through the eyes of a single young worker

Adrian Horton

31, Jan, 2020 @6:06 PM

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