"More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq." [more inside]
Vice explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.
In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. [more inside]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: March 21, 2018 Season 3, Ep 4
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: You Be the Newsman, I'll Be Liz Taylor Season 1, Ep 2
George Clooney opens up about his humanitarian work, courting wife Amal and his failed baseball dreams. Plus, Dave visits George's folks in Kentucky. [more inside]
Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), who worked their way up the ladder of Pentagon contracts to land a $300 million contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. [Trailer #1, Trailer #2] [more inside]
Based on the true story of a U.S. sniper who served in Iraq.
This episode contains a handful of stories that show how every time we think we've settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. [more inside]
SPIRIT OF 99 - March 1991. The war just ended. Kuwait has been liberated, President Bush has negotiated a ceasefire with barely any conflict, and there's thousands of US troops running roughshod over the Iraqi desert. Three (or so) of them venture off-base in search of a purported bunker full of Saddam's gold. [more inside]
Fringe: Fracture Rewatch Season 2, Ep 3
A morning coffee run goes disastrously wrong for one hapless Philadelphia PD policeman. Walter and the rest of the team painstakingly reconstruct Officer Explodey before Walter does that thing with the fruit again meaning Astrid has to clean up the lab. Again. Gene is not impressed. Viewers who have Problems with Needle Scenes are again ruthlessly overlooked before Peter and Olivia fly off to Baghdad, because why not? Olivia has an issue with mint tea.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Payday Loan Industry, Russia Bans Food Imports Season 1, Ep 14
This week: Americans striking ISIS in Iraq with aerial bombardment. Russian gang steals 1.2 billion internet passwords. A three-day cease-fire in Gaza doesn't quite go the distance. A long piece on the payday loan industry. (16m) Russia bans Western food imports.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Monarchy Around The World, Dr Oz & Dietary Supplement Regulation Season 1, Ep 8
This week: Iraq continues to fall to ISIS. Thailand undergoes a military coup d'etat. Antarctic ecosystem threatened by tourists. A long piece on monarchy around the world. And the top story, on Dr. Oz, dietary supplements, and their regulation. To show Dr. Oz that he can pander on his show without making questionable claims, Oliver finishes up with a pander-palooza, which has to be seen to be believed.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The State of Immigration Reform, Interview with Stephen Hawking Season 1, Ep 7
This week: Tom Wheeler responds to the show's Net Neutrality piece: "I would like to state for the record that I'm not a dingo," Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS overruns Iraq, Dan Snyder refuses to rename the Washington Redskins (with parody commercial), the sorry state of immigration reform (with necessary revision to An American Tail) and interview with Stephen Hawking, with an extended version on YouTube.