- On the Weinstein case and above all the pain of the victims 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM by FrenchEddieFelson
Harvey Weinstein was an excellent cinematographic producer with an extraordinary intuition. He was a workaholic and became then a geek without any real friend. He was also a boss as merciless as tyrannical who wouldn't take a ? no ? for an answer. Until then, it is objectively the public and well-known portrait of Harvey Weinstein before the media emergence of the scandal. Thus, this excellent documentary completes his curriculum vitae with an avalanche of testimonies as poignant as sorrowful. Personally, I was particularly moved by that of Hope Exiner D'Amore.
Harvey Weinstein was an unscrupulous and pathetic predator who shamefully abused his power. The description of his cv is now finished, as is his career.
- Sex, lies and celluloid reels 6/22/2019 12:00:00 AM by rubenm
We know the facts about Harvey Weinstein. We've read them in the papers or heard about them in the news. What this documentary adds, is the story behind the facts. The incredible story about how this man was able to get away with so much misbehaviour for such a long period.The film shows how his power, his success, and his personality made him get away with anything. It made him, yes, untouchable.A big part of the documentary consists of Weinstein's victims talking to the camera about their unfortunate experiences. Not only actresses, but also a journalist who was physically threatened and verbally abused by Weinstein, as well as several staff members of Miramax. The personal accounts are powerful, at some moments the actresses are visibly very emotional. Director Ursula Mcfarlane does a very good job capturing the distress and damage Weinstein has caused them.The contrast with the archive footage of Weinstein laughing, partying and celebrating is striking. One fragment of the documentary struck me in particular: people in popular TV shows openly joking about Weinsteins reputation with women, and referring to the rumours that apparently were common knowledge in Hollywood.'Untouchable' is a devastating film for Weinstein, but the good thing is that it ends with a positive message. After the disclosure of his misconduct, the world has become a different place, without any tolerance for misogyny or gender related power abuse.
- This movie touches the deepest parts of the soul 8/28/2019 12:00:00 AM by oleksandraivanchykova
This movie tells the story of how Weinstein became the beast he is. And how much pain and grief Harvey brought to women in parallel with how he made an amazing career in Hollywood. The film will show you how he did not accept "no," as the answer, both in work and communication. And what a huge lump of influence and power he was.Be attentive, if you have ever experienced sexual assault, this movie may trigger those memories.Great movie to understand the power of man, cherish the great time of the power of female voices nowadays and see that Weinstein is one of numerous man who uses women and sexually assaults them. And that we still need to work towards the better safe future.
- The Sheriff of stinking Hollywood 9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM by Prismark10
Maybe next time a fat ugly studio executive is posing with a young pretty starlet on the red carpet. The members of the press could shout out. How have you forced her to be with you?
Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator for several decades, he used his power, fame and size to force himself on women and covered it up with restrictive non disclosure agreements. His world came crashing down in 2017 when more than 75 women made allegations of inappropriate behaviour to sexual assault. Many of these allegations had similarities regarding how Weinstein operated by bringing women alone to his hotel suite where he would quickly get naked like it was natural. Cajoling them to massage him, getting enraged if he was rejected.
As Untouchable went on the testimonies of the women got more harrowing. Yet Harvey Weinstein regarded himself as untouchable, the self proclaimed sheriff who would use his bullying powers to shut critics up. After all his film company Miramax made a name for themselves when it came to their aggressive Oscar campaigns.
However journalists such as Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor ploughed on with their investigations and eventually broke the story in the New York Times. Later Ronan Farrow gathered eye witness accounts for the New Yorker magazine.
Harvey Weinstein's world crumbled and his company went into trouble. He sought shelter behind a rehab clinic to get over his problems and pleaded for second chances.
Some main players were missing in this documentary such as Rose McGowan who at first was vilified for going public with her allegations. However this documentary allowed his less well known accusers an opportunity to tell their tale.
It quickly led to the #MeToo movement. Whether anything in Hollywood change, only time will tell. Women and men are always going to be at risk if producers, investors, directors and others in the performing arts think they are entitled to sexual favours to further careers.
- Ding Dong the King is Dead 9/6/2019 12:00:00 AM by rtailor-04901
This documentary explains the story behind the New York Times article as well as Ronan Farrow's The New Yorker article detailing the abuse, harassment, threats and rape that Harvey Weinstein allegedly committed for decades. Decades! It goes way back to his school years with interviews, photos and videos piecing his rise and then his fall. I thought it was going to be too slow when the documentary began but then it wraps you up and takes you on a ride telling a heartbreaking, appalling story. Using interviews from actual women who were attacked, as well as former employees, it bolsters its case perfectly. Most likely Harvey will either plead or be imprisoned or both ( innocent until proven guilty) but in the meantime this story made me know what wrath he caused and know that women are safer with this 'man' gone. My heart breaks for the damage he caused so many. Thank you for telling your stories.