I'm watching Oliver Stone's interview with Putin and it is very compelling television. Stone is a bit fawning over the guy, and I can understand the criticism that he's simply giving Putin a platform to push his own agenda and perspective.
However, that is not really a surprise. This interview was never going to be about challenging Putin or confronting him with his corrupt actions from early in his career as a politician to today. What you do get though is the "other side" of the argument and a good perspective of how the Russian government and probably many Russians and former Soviets perceive the actions of a United States and Europe who maintained and continued to push a decidedly Cold War style militarization of the world even after the fall of the Soviet Union that was supposedly the reason for it.
It makes Putin look good - at least, it makes him look no different than any politician in the west - but it is worth a look.
Also, I watched MONKEY KING 2 a Chinese follow up to THE MONKEY KING starring Donnie Yen. The original film is actually not something I could recommend. It probably makes more sense to a Chinese audience and feels very much like a kid's movie. The sequel, however, even though it does not star Yen as Sun Wukong, is actually a lot stronger as far as character development and just basically rational plot progression. Like the novel, it's a fairy tale, but at the same time, the characters - even with massive magical powers and entirely unlikely coincidences - behave much more believably in the sense that the things they care for and react to are quite understandable from a contemporary perspective.