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Review: ‘At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal’ demands attention
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At the Heart of Gold is a scathing indictment of institutional abuse that sensitively provides victims with a platform to tell their stories -- weaving a sobering indictment of a sporting institution and a persuasive argument for reform. All Critics 13 Top Critics 7.
It's a chilling reminder that real predators rarely look and act like movie monsters. Bilge Ebiri. Neel plays it straight aesthetically, marrying archival footage with newly recorded commentary, and it's the latter that gives "At the Heart of Gold" its gut-punching potency. Nick Schager. A substantial, illuminating and frightening look at the sexual abuse done over two decades by Larry Nassar, a team doctor for USA Gymnastics. John Doyle.
What Carr manages to indict in the film is both a specific environment and a more general culture disinclined to believe what women say about their own body. Sophie Gilbert. But the benefits outweigh the few unsavory side effects of this largely first-rate documentary. Joe Morgenstern. Erin Lee Carr's "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal" is a compellingly woven true-crime primer that serves both the gist of what happened while exploding your consciousness over what needs to be done in the future.
Robert Abele. It also places a damning spotlight on the pillars that allowed Nassar not only to keep his job, but also to flourish in that environment. Michelle Jaworski. Danielle Solzman. An essential documentary Lauren Humphries-Brooks. This is a film audiences need to see, to understand.
It may not change what has happened in the past, but it can help us understand what we need to do in the future to ensure this never happens again. Stephanie Archer. Marisa Carpico. Nathanael Hood. Top Box Office. More Top Movies Trailers. Certified Fresh Picks. Billions: Season 4. Black Mirror: Season 5. Fear the Walking Dead: Season 5. Game of Thrones: Season 8. The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3. Into The Dark: Season 1. Killing Eve: Season 2. Certified Fresh Pick.
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View All. Summer Movie Guide Log in with Facebook. Email address. This one is truly special - the community screening process makes it unique in that the films are screened and selected based on what a committee of locals feel. The festival was kind enough to get us accommodation with lovely hosts who were part of the festival itself , and shuttle us with free transport all weekend.
What an absolute blast we had representing "Passage of Flick" here amongst such a top tier selection of films. We'll definitely try and make it back next year :.
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Mark thank you so much for your kind words! It was so great to have you at the festival to come and meet all the people who loved 'Passage of Flick' and we look forward to seeing what you submit this year! About Rules Reviews Photos. Submit Now. Brilliant short films from every corner of the world. Films should not have been made prior to 1 January, The entry fee is non refundable 6. Early bird entries must be received by midnight 30 April 7. Entries for extended deadline submission must be received by midnight 14 June Entries may not be withdrawn after 10 July Materials submitted in the initial entry process will not be returned.
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