MOVIE OF THE WEEK March 27, 2020: TAPE

At times almost painfully voyeuristic — which is the entire point — Deborah Kampmeier’s Tape tells the powerful #MeToo story of two aspiring actresses whose ambitions put them in the crosshairs of a manipulative filmmaker. One is out for revenge, while the other is still hoping that she’s getting her big break. As their stories collide, truths are revealed.

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THE ASSISTANT – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Garner’s riveting performance, the use of ambient office noise instead of a traditional score and Green’s decision to keep Jane’s omnipresent boss unseen – although we do overhear a couple of his threatening, profanity-laced phone calls that she stoically endures – all keep the slow-burn drama smoldering.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: THE CHI’s Lena Waithe Shouts #MeToo to Variety’s Power Women – Brandy McDonnell reports

Lena Waithe – the multi-hyphenate creator of the Showtime series “The Chi” – gave a rallying cry for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at Variety’s recent Power of Women event, declaring that women “won’t be treated like second class citizens.”

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