NETA ALEXANDER is a doctoral student in the department of Cinema Studies at N.Y.U. She earned her M.A. in film studies from Columbia University, writing a thesis on cinematic depictions of suicide. She is also the New York-based cultural correspondent and film critic of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
If youve ever seen a vigilante movie, the following plot description might ring some bells: a little girl is missing and the main suspect is caught by the police but is quickly released due to a lack of evidence.