The murder of Kitty Genovese is one of the most famous cases in the history of sociology and criminology, and this documentary accomplishes something remarkable by making us reconsider a story, and a concept, that we’ve long taken for granted as true.
During his 2013 campaign for New York City mayor, politician Anthony Weiner allowed two filmmakers to follow him around the clock. Entertaining, revealing, and occasionally funny, the result will give psychotherapists around the country, armchair and otherwise, ample fodder.
Some sort of alien invasion may be transpiring as a result of a meteor strike, but the characters are already peculiar enough to be fairly alien themselves. When weird things happen to weird people, it feels almost expected, rather than unsettling.