Critic’s Notebook: The Harvey Weinstein ‘Frontline’ Doc Is a Sickening Horror Show

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“The documentary, co-directed by Jane McMullen and Leo Telling, brings out the infuriating “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” complicity of those who were aware of Weinstein’s behavior but did nothing to stop it. Paul Webster, a former Miramax executive giving his first television interview, says, “Working at Miramax was like being in a cult. The cult of Harvey. I knew I was making a deal with the devil.” He adds, “I think, looking back, that I did know. And I chose to suppress it. I think we were all enablers.”

While no one currently working at the Weinstein Company agreed to talk to the filmmakers (no surprise there), the documentary does include an interview with a former executive, Tom Prince, who says, “Harvey was a dictator.” He relates how Weinstein would fly young actresses halfway around the world for roles requiring one or two days of work. It wasn’t cost-effective, to be sure, but Weinstein clearly had more than just casting in mind.”

Critic’s Notebook: The Harvey Weinstein ‘Frontline’ Doc Is a Sickening Horror Show

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