Year of Release 2016

The Reality of Truth

The Reality of Truth

In these chaotic modern times, it's easy to view the world as a dark and foreboding place. The 24-hour news cycle is awash in tales of terrorism, political corruption, and global strife. Is this truly the reality of the...

6.33

Chasing Bubbles

Chasing Bubbles

There's a lot to admire about Alex Rust. His life was guided by an irrepressible free spirit, a genuine fondness for people and an insatiable curiosity about the world around him. But his ambitions for adventure frequently outweighed his...

8.52

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

An ambitious four-part documentary produced by Al Jazeera, The Crusades: An Arab Perspective features handsome production values, convincing historical reenactments and a wealth of revealing information on this much dissected period of world history. The first episode sets the...

6.06
2016 , Media 9 Comments

London Calling

London Calling

The divide between hard news and propaganda has become murkier than ever in recent years. Audiences from both sides of the aisle have observed an insidious media bias at play whether they consume their news online, in the morning...

8.00

Cultural Barbarians

Cultural Barbarians

Is art dead, or is its definition merely evolving? In Cultural Barbarians, an intriguing episode of the acclaimed VPRO Backlight series, we witness a collective of modern-day artists as they grapple with this question, and search for means of...

6.16

DOOM Resurrected

DOOM Resurrected

Gamers will have a field day with DOOM Resurrected, a thorough and infectiously enjoyable look inside one of the most influential sensations in video game history. The first iteration of Doom was unleashed unto the public in 1993 by...

7.86

What Makes You Click

What Makes You Click

Your likes, passions and habits are best known by people you've never met. They have the power to read your mind, mold your thoughts, and determine where you spend your hard-earned dollars. They're the capitalistic kings of the new...

8.05

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

In 2013, the Black Lives Matter hashtag began trending on Twitter, and gave birth to one of the most prominent civil rights movements of the 21st century. A new documentary of the same name examines the origins, influence and...

8.78

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

Produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chasing the Dragon is a wrenching portrait of the escalating opioid epidemic told through the frank testimonies of young addicts and their family members. Over 46000 people die of a drug overdose...

5.65

Scent from Heaven

Scent from Heaven

Can a fragrance drive men to murder? In the case of Oud, it can and often does. A precious scent derived from a species of tree which is currently teetering on the verge of extinction, Oud is one of...

7.98

Bloodlust: Tournament of Death

Bloodlust: Tournament of Death

In the seemingly benign state of Delaware lies a brutally violent underworld. It's led by professional wrestlers with a penchant for bloodshed, including their own. Freed from the restrictions imposed by mainstream wrestling, their theatrics aren't confined to their...

5.20