For her first film, writer-director Kitty Green finds lurking within the #MeToo movement a tightly packed monster movie that answers the horrifying question: where in the job description does it address predatory sexual behavior? Fresh out of college, Jane (Julia Garner, never out of frame) lands a dream gig as a junior assistant to a heard-but-not-seen film producer. The hours are long — she arrives before dawn and clocks out long after dusk — and the tasks menial, leaving Jane ample time to catch on quickly. After only five weeks on the job, Jane has strung together enough patterns of abuse to warrant a visit to Human Resources. The rep (Matthew Macfadyen) suggests that Jane not sweat the small stuff. Besides, there’s nothing for her to worry about; she’s not even the boss’ type. Green, the first filmmaker to give narrative voice to the subject, posits her day in the life of a witness to workplace gangrene as a grueling example of cinema as frustration. (2019) — Scott Marks
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