Mar 9, 2014 — Some of Hollywood's most popular Westerns were filmed in Spain's Tabernas Desert. Today those sets are used in Western-style theme parks for bank heists, shoot-outs and saloon shows.
Mar 8, 2014 — In 2011, two Pennsylvania judges were sent to prison for getting paid for keeping juvenile detention centers full. A new documentary looks back at the case, interviewing kids and the judges involved.
Mar 8, 2014 — How do you get insects to "act" on camera? Entomologist Steven Kutcher tells NPR's Scott Simon about wrangling bugs for Hollywood — and about using the insects as living paintbrushes.
Mar 7, 2014 — What's possibly the nerdiest documentary ever made turns out to be one of the most inspiring, too. It's the inside story of the quest for a tiny, elusive particle of matter. (Recommended.)
Mar 7, 2014 — Bob Mondello looks at Wes Anderson's latest cinematic curiosity, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Mar 7, 2014 — Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, but he's being criticized for an old essay about black people. The barbershop guys give their own speeches on the topic.
Mar 7, 2014 — Wes Anderson's new feature takes place at a resort hotel, between World Wars I and II. Fresh Air's critic says the visuals are so witty they transcend camp, but the dialogue isn't quite at that level.
Mar 7, 2014 — Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is a documentary about the celebrated Broadway singer and actress filmed as she approached her 87th birthday. She first appeared on Broadway in 1944.
Mar 6, 2014 — Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano doesn't hit all of its notes perfectly, but it's daringly written — and ultimately compelling.
Mar 6, 2014 — Wes Anderson's eighth film, set primarily in a 1930s hotel, is just as stylish, precise, and nostalgic as his past films — and far funnier. (Recommended)