On the Record Reviews

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June 17, 2020
On the Record takes a measured, personal, and intersectional approach to one side of the #MeToo movement, balancing analysis and experience without ever feeling invasive.
June 13, 2020
On the Record requires that, whatever you bring to the viewing-whatever worldview, whatever experience, whatever preconceived notions-you put it all aside and just listen.
June 12, 2020
... it's a forceful expose that raises important issues about entertainment, privilege, gender, race and silence.
June 11, 2020
"It's a topical film, well-executed in a fair way, that's relevant.
June 10, 2020
No woman, even an executive, is safe from power-mad men. What did these men have to submit to sexually to advance their careers?
June 9, 2020
This film speaks to the culture, as much as the act of rape. How did these women see themselves? How much were they willing to withstand?
June 1, 2020
The rare #MeToo documentary that grapples frankly with its accusers' uncertainty about coming forward.
June 1, 2020
On the Record becomes an immediate part of the canon of films about gender and racial oppression and violence in the United States today.
May 31, 2020
On the Record recognizes and reminds us that the true loss we're made aware of by #MeToo isn't the careers of famous men cut short by accusations, it's the careers and contributions of the many, many women whose names we may never know.
May 30, 2020
Has an understanding of the courage it takes for a woman, especially a person of color, to expose the ugly truth of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.
May 30, 2020
Nothing is more powerful here than hearing these black women detail how a variety of societal norms failed them, and how they navigate the world through different shades of skin colour...
May 29, 2020
This is so compelling. It's intimate... But I think what really makes it particularly interesting is how it shines a light on an aspect of the #MeToo movement that we haven't really seen.
May 29, 2020
I admire the different tangents that this film goes down... There's a lot here to chew on.
May 29, 2020
The powerful yet infuriating film not only recounts decades-old confrontations in disturbing detail, but incisively examines a broader stigma.
May 29, 2020
Despite its faults, On the Record is a necessary social document.
May 29, 2020
This is absolutely valuable work, not just in terms of its subject matter, but also in how the discussion is framed with historical context.
May 28, 2020
Beyond laying out the accusations against Simmons, On the Record is a deeply mournful portrait of lost potential, of a woman run out of a business that she not only loved, but helped create.
May 28, 2020
The film communicates... complex ideas with quiet, forceful emotional clarity.
May 28, 2020
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering deliver a riveting account of sexual assault in the music business , a must-see in the #MeToo era and a movie that could hopefully make a difference.
May 27, 2020
Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick allow former record exec Drew Dixon to let it all hang out with a no holds barred account of sexual misconduct at the highest levels of the music industry. N stone is life unturned and rightfully so.
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