The 25 Best hollywood Movies of 2016. With just one month before the end of the year, here’s a look back at the year’s best films.
Anthony Weiner was a New York congressman whose career was derailed when, in 2011, his habit of sending photos of himself in underwear to women who weren’t his wife, Huma Abedin, was exposed. Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s film details that catastrophe before sidling up next to Weiner during his subsequent 2013 campaign for Mayor of New York—which, as has been well-documented, was sabotaged by further revelations of bad online behavior. The up-close-and-personal access that directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg have to Weiner during this second tabloid-ready scandal is astounding, and allows for a raw, unvarnished and cringe-inducingly candid view of a politician striving to crawl out of a hole that he dug for himself, only to succumb once again to his own failings. It’s never less than gripping—and in the figure of Hillary Clinton right-hand-woman Abedin, here reduced to suffering yet another public betrayal at the hands of her husband, it’s also quietly heartbreaking.