April 18, 2013 In a new documentary premiering on HBO, the journalist explores the life of his friend, the war photographer Tim Hetherington. The two collaborated on the 2010 documentary Restrepo, and Junger was profoundly changed after Hetherington was killed by shrapnel in Libya in 2011.
April 17, 2013 It's been said that to properly understand a magician, you have to get right on stage and watch how the act is done. NPR's Bob Mondello had that chance once with card whiz Ricky Jay — subject of the new film Deceptive Practice — and has a few words about how the showman works.
April 16, 2013 A plain but powerful piece of documentary filmmaking, Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm gives a solid account of the late drummer Levon Helm — formerly of The Band — as he makes music and tells tales with a group of friends and fellow players. (Recommended)
April 16, 2013 A documentary airing tonight on PBS tells the story of the five young black and Latino men wrongly convicted of the 1989 assault and rape of a white female jogger in Manhattan's Central Park. Ken Burns made the film with his eldest daughter, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon.
April 15, 2013 A new documentary examines the history of women warriors and asks why we haven't had our Wonder Woman movie yet.
April 15, 2013 The trailer for the next Hunger Games movie brings a darker, more explicitly political story.
April 12, 2013 A romantic comedy saluting Woody Allen's contributions to the genre ought to be bound for success, n'est-ce pas? Not so with Paris-Manhattan, a meandering film that takes a smart premise and runs it into the Paris streets.
April 11, 2013 The eternally off-kilter character actor David Cross has nearly found a match for his talents in the apocalyptic It's A Disaster. Not everything works in this madcap adventure at the end of the world, but Cross can notch a win on his belt for his turn as baffled straight man in this toxic charmer.