‘EARTHRISE’: A First Glimpse of Our Magnificent Earth as Seen from the Moon

By Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Mr. Vaughan-Lee is a documentary filmmaker. On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. The astronaut crew — Frank Borman, Bill Anders and James Lovell — were the first…

Casey Affleck Apologizes for His Mistakes on Set of Mockumentary ‘I’m Not There’

With a new movie coming out this fall, “The Old Man & The Gun,” Casey Affleck speaks publicly for the first time in a year that saw him bow out of presenting the best actress Oscar amid the #MeToo and…

Allen Hughes on Creating His Masterful ‘THE DEFIANT ONES’

By Carita Rizzo Spending four years on the project, the documentary filmmaker juggled tensions between the moguls and urged them to open up about their pasts: “What we agreed to is, ‘You don’t have to love everything [in the film],…

Director’s Dream Tom Cruise Acts During Skydive Free Fall

Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, and the actor is still doing his own stunts. In this scene, Mr. Cruise completes a stunt where he leaps from a plane at 25,000 feet while a skydiving camera operator follows his every…

‘FIRST KILL’: VIETNAM AND WHAT WAR IS REALLY LIKE

A Dutch documentary from 2001 that features author Michael Herr, best known for “Dispatches” his 1977 book about the Vietnam War. Directed by Coco Schrijber and produced by Lemming Film, “First Kill” is revealing. It tells the glories and the…