[Review] ‘THE ASSISTANT’ finds relevance by being unfortunately timely

[Review] ‘THE ASSISTANT’ finds relevance by being unfortunately timely

The tedium of working in an office creates a pressure cooker of emotions that are often surrounded by grey painted walls, peripheral noises of phones ringing and passive-aggressive chatter from colleagues. The bulk of Kitty Green’s (CASTING JONBENET) THE ASSISTANT is spent observing a culture complicit on protecting an abusive boss of an independent film studio from coming under fire for an unknown claim. It’s easy now in the #MeToo era to see how this chilly atmosphere only breeds toxicity, THE ASSISTANT is the release valve that workplace harassment needs.

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