The documentary filmmaker has just released his new film HyperNormalisation on BBC iPlayer.
The BBC's blurb for the film lays out its mission statement: "... what has happened is that all of us in the West - not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves - have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. but because it is all around us we accept it as normal."
The film appears to continue Curtis' ongoing side-long exploration of our modern world and how we got here, essentially following on from 2015's chilling Bitter Lake, 2011's All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, and 2004's The Power of Nightmares (all three of which this writer would highly recommend).
Curtis' documentaries are routinely fascinating, existing both as hard-nosed examinations of recent history, and horrifying fever dreams, like a kind of systems fiction applied to real life. If you want to feel a bit of abject terror today, set aside two and three quarter hours, head on over to iPlayer, and check it out.