Shane Salerno's documentary Salinger -- a biographical profile of reclusive Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger -- is an emotionally stirring and affecting work, albeit a flawed one. The subject made headlines as America's most famous hermetic writer, the Howard Hughes of literature. In response to the massive cult following that blossomed around him in the wake of Catcher, the belletrist barricaded himself within a stone bunker in New Hampshire, refused to emerge for days or weeks at a time, and eschewed the publication of new work for more than five decades (although apparently he never stopped writing). He...