the crime of the century trailer hbo

The ever-prolific Alex Gibney is back with yet another documentary. The Crime of the Century is a two-part HBO doc that “exposes the billions of dollars gained and thousands of lives lost due to the opioid crisis.” The documentary features never-before-seen company videos from Purdue Pharma and Insys Therapeutics; exclusive interviews with former pharma sales reps who discuss in detail the unethical and illegal practices of bribing doctors and encouraging them to prescribe high doses of opioids; interviews with former DEA insiders and officials, including Joe Rannazzisi who was leading major investigations into complex pharmaceutical networks; and more. Watch The Crime of the Century trailer below.

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crazy not insane trailer

The ever-prolific Alex Gibney has yet another documentary heading our way: Crazy, Not Insane. This HBO doc profiles psychiatrist Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who has devoted her career to studying serial killers and what makes them act the way they do. There’s a wealth of documentaries, and docuseries, devoted to serial killers, but so many of them tend to only focus on the crimes themselves rather than the root cause. Sure, it’s easy to shrug-off the actions of someone like Ted Bundy by saying he was just out of his mind, but Dr. Lewis’ work suggests otherwise. Watch the Crazy, Not Insane trailer below.

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This Week in Trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we massage our way to wellness, wonder what kind of kompromat Putin has on Trump, uncover the video ramblings of a nutty farmer, discover beauty through art and cinema, and then leave it all on the mat.

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Tiger Woods Documentary

Following the success of the Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance earlier this year, ESPN fast-tracked several more sports documentaries to help fill the void left by the absence of the regularly scheduled sports seasons this summer. Now HBO Sports is jumping on the bandwagon later this year with the two-part documentary series Tiger, a look at the rise, fall and surprising triumphant return of one of the greatest golfers of our time, Tiger Woods. Read More »

The Innocence Files trailer

Being locked up for something you didn’t do is one of the most terrifying things imaginable, but it’s a harsh reality for untold numbers of people in this country thanks to systemic problems in our justice system. Now a new Netflix documentary series called The Innocence Files wants to put a spotlight on those injustices. The series, which is directed by people like Alex Gibney (Going Clear), Liz Garbus (Lost Girls), Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated), and other high-profile documentarians, focuses on members of The Innocence Project as the organization works to overturn eight wrongful convictions across the country. Check out the trailer below.
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Fewer trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we go two-tone, become a mercenary after serving our country, upset the wrong people in Mother Russia, hope for an accident to pay some bills, and get a little weird after a teen mysteriously disappears. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we watch a liar, and a thief get her glorious comeuppance, take things to the mat, take a trip to Cuba, deal with some heavy melodrama, and try and escape a bad situation through basketball. Read More »

the looming tower trailer

Get ready for your next must-see series: Hulu just released a new trailer for their tense, star-studded new show The Looming Tower. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright, the series deals with how the FBI and CIA dealt with (and in some cases, failed to deal with) the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the 1990s.

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Dirty Money trailer

Corporate con artists and swindlers have a spotlight turned on them by Netflix’s new documentary series Dirty Money. Documentary filmmaking machine Alex Gibney and others helm six episodes that tackle corporate greed and corruption and the depressing reality that is the modern world as we know it. The exciting Dirty Money trailer awaits you below.

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The Looming Tower first look

The events leading up to 9/11 will soon be dramatized in Hulu’s new miniseries The Looming Tower. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright, the series will follow the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the 1990s, and how a rivalry between the FBI and CIA may have inadvertently contributed to a failure to prevent the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

A new The Looming Tower first look offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the show.

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