A chimp experiment gone awry, 'Project Nim' takes an unsettling look at the life of a young chimp raised in a human family.
Oprah launched her documentary film club and Belafonte carries on his social activism full tilt at the Sundance Film Festival, which was abuzz with talk about the digital future of film as much as the indie films themselves.
A federal judge in Texas Monday sentenced a man to two years in prison for possession of child porn, but refused to make him pay $3.4 million in restitution to the girl in the pictures. Prosecuting lawyers called the ruling a setback for victims of child porn.
The Monitor's critic sorts through what he sat through this year.
Federal prosecutors and a New York lawyer are persuading courts to order anyone caught with illicit images to pay financial restitution to child victims.
Documentary about the French wire walker who walked between the World Trade Center towers, 110 stories up, examines the heroic and flat-out crazy aspects of the feat.
At this year's film festival, nonfiction films outshine the usual angst-ridden, quirky indies.