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A Guy Solving His Own Murder Is 10 Times More Interesting Than Any Plot Of Season 4 Of True Detective

Now that football is officially over, what are we going to do? It's NBA All-Star weekend, everyone should care, but I feel like I'm the only one who truly is all in, only for the stupid reason that the all-star festivities are in Indianapolis. I want everyone to love Indy, and it's a great city to host an event, but it's tough position to defend when your best reason for the city being great is simply - it's convenient that everything is close together. 

During a time of the year where the sports world goes into a lull, why not go dick deep in Russian conspiracy theories? 

Alexei Navalny was a presidential candidate who was running against Putin. You may have seen Navalny trending on twitter and thought some undrafted euro league guy dropped 60 in an NBA game, but Navalny mysteriously died in a Russian prison. 

Dying in lockup seems par for the course, especially in some desolate Russian prison, but it's even crazier if you watched the 2022 Academy Award Winning documentary, Navalny


In 2020 Alexei Navalny was creating waves around Russia for his anti-corruption stance, then while traveling, he was poisoned with military grade nerve agent. Navalny's plane made an emergency landing in Siberia, where his family would eventually fight tooth and nail to get him out of the country. Navalny then escapes to Germany where he makes a full recovery and begins an investigation on who tried to kill him ... 

A guy investigating his own murder is better than anything Season 4 of True Detective has done so far, so I'd recommend giving this doc a watch. It won Best Documentary Feature Film in a relatively weak field of entrees, and any time a major world event going on in real time is turned into a documentary, the academy cums their pants. BUT, this doc definitely deserved to win because it's an insane ride. 

I'm not sure if I have to give a SPOILER ALERT for news stories, but Alexei Navalny decides to go back to Moscow at the end of the film and is immediately detained by police. This past December he went missing from prison for 3 weeks, and then the world found out on February 16th he died in prison, which makes everything in the doc even more unhinged. 

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