Global Spin’s weekend rental movie recommendations to keep you up to speed with world events, by Tony Karon and Ishaan Tharoor
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
We start this week with Francesco Rosi’s lovely screen adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel …
Following the Oct. 20 killing of ousted Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi, who was cornered in a sewer ditch by rebels blocking his escape from the town of Sirt, this week’s Couch Potato is all about dictators and — in most cases — their demise.
The Great Dictator
The return of the Couch Potato Briefing marks the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.
The International Crisis Group released in August a comprehensive report detailing the continued failure of President Hamid Karzai’s government …
Global Spin’s lineup of films to watch this weekend takes its cue from the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Michael Moore’s fiery 2004 documentary was agitprop that packed considerable heat.
Farenheit 9/11 won the Palme D’Or at Cannes, an award that stoked …
Global Spin’s weekly offering of rental movie recommendations to bring you up to speed on world events, this week, gets in the spirit of the Labor Day weekend with five movies devoted to those who show up for work in blue collars…
For Global Spin’s money there is no finer …
Global Spin’s weekly list of five rental movies to bring you up to speed with the past week’s world events
Game of Thrones
Let’s start with the big picture, shall we? Things are falling apart, everywhere you look: Both the U.S. economy and Europe are crumbling, and with …
Global Spin’s guide to five rental movies to bring you up to speed with world events. This week, a riot special. By Tony Karon and Ishaan Tharoor
The future may be unwritten, but many observers of the past week’s events in London and other British cities sensed that its …
Global Spin’s latest installment of five rental movies to watch over the weekend, pegged to the world’s news. Presented by Ishaan Tharoor and Tony Karon.
The spectacle of a caged and bedridden Hosni Mubarak facing his accusers may have looked like an attempt to reprise of the death …
Global Spin’s selection of weekend rental movies to bring you up to speed on the week’s events by Tony Karon and Ishaan Tharoor.
Grapes of Wrath
As the world watches a dysfunctional U.S. political system flailing helplessly in the face of an economic catastrophe slowly destroying the …
Here are Global Spin’s weekend recommendations for rental movies to watch that tell you about present world news. Presented by Ishaan Tharoor and Tony Karon.
The U.K.’s hacking scandal roiled on this week, with News Corporation titans Rupert Murdoch and his son James …
This week’s Global Spin round-up of rental movies to watch this weekend takes its cues from the release of the last Harry Potter film — here are five flicks from around the world all steeped in their own magic.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Hayao Miyazaki is a veritable …
Global Spin’s weekly list of five movies to bring you up to speed with global events focuses this weekend on America’s July 4 holiday, and the 90th birthday celebrations of China’s ruling Communist Party
“Should we win the day,” the American …
Global Spin’s weekly selection of five rental movies to bring you up to speed on world events, presented by Tony Karon and Ishaan Tharoor
Anyone wanting to understand why the U.S. continues to
struggle in its efforts to subdue Afghanistan a decade …