Director: Maria Schrader
Year Released: 2022
Investigative reporters Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) - who both work for the The New York Times - look into allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein (Mike Houston) that he sexually assaulted dozens of women for decades - including actresses Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as other employees of his company - but find it difficult to convince any of them to go on record out of fear their careers would suffer because of it (Big Harv wielded a mighty stick). Let me get it out of the way immediately and condemn not only Weinstein's repugnant and immoral behavior but that of everyone who protected him - this includes individuals like Lisa Bloom - but the sanctimonious tone in this biopic makes it a slog to watch: the void where there should be drama is filled with pats on the back for recognizing that a serial rapist is a terrible person. The real problem is how to install a system of checks and balances to prevent another movie executive from getting away with criminal antics (I can think of one right now that seems "untouchable") ... but that might not be possible considering the way the industry "operates."