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276 Ratings

The Assistant

Directed by Kitty Green
United States, 2019


Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, has landed her dream job as a junior assistant to an entertainment mogul. As she follows her daily routine, she grows aware of the abuse that colours every aspect of her work day—degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand.

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The Assistant Directed by Kitty Green
Kitty Green is a director of proximity. She offers no respite to the film’s intense, humming tension. Instead of wielding it into an action or reaction, her film is made taut throughout, like ice that doesn’t evaporate in the sun.
May 19, 2020
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It’s a tough movie, and on its own determinedly modest, claustrophobic terms, an extraordinary one: It gleams with a blinding bleakness that makes it one of the best American films released this year.
April 28, 2020
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This compact, almost Bressonian narrative feature by Kitty Green, an Australian non-fiction filmmaker now in Brooklyn, has a dark, tense force it keeps in place through minimal dialogue in limited settings.
April 26, 2020
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