What a pleasure it is to watch a well-rounded sci-fi flick. They are few and far between. With reminders of Chris Nolan's underdeveloped yet drawn out Interstellar, and Jeff Nichol's semi-decent addition to the genre with Midnight Special -- Denis Villeneuve takes first place with this film. It has the right tone, story progression and development, and an entrancing score by Jóhann Jóhannsson that makes the aliens' presence all the more real. I definitely have taken great interest in all of Villeneuve's work and can't wait to see what is ahead for him.
Weiner serves best as a look into the weight of the media in politics. But did it present any revelation about Weiner himself? No. He is still the same person we remember from all the news reports and late night jokes. His wife, however, is where the true draw of this documentary lies. Had the film been titled Huma instead of Weiner, this documentary could have presented a much more impactful story of trust, betrayal, and broken recovery.