The Assistant

I’ve seen a few people calling Julia a cypher but that critique feels hollow in the face of the dehumanisation that occurs at every stage of the film. Julia’s role (and the business in general) requires her to consistently set aside her personality, her needs and her own voice in an effort not to rock the boat. Everything here is designed to show how the depersonalisation, gaslighting and abuse collide.
I found this thoroughly chilling in its precision.