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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Before digital projectors in movie theaters, projectionists had to quickly move from one film reel to the next. NPR takes a look at what's changed since the days of film as part of our series, "Backstage Pass."
Friday, July 14, 2017
It's not Shakespearean but the no-nonsense leading lady of the new movie Lady Macbeth lives up to her name.
Friday, July 07, 2017
A new film starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara is provocative — if you've got the patience.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland as the youngest actor to play the screen's youngest superhero.
Monday, June 19, 2017
The new film Maudie is an intimate drama about self-taught Canadian painter Maud Lewis. The film also takes a deep dive into her paintings and legacy.
Monday, June 19, 2017
The film tells the true story of Maud Lewis, a woman from a small town in Nova Scotia, who, with no formal training, became one of Canada's most celebrated folk artists.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Hollywood's long history of not putting interracial romance on-screen goes all the way back to the Hays Code, which prohibited the depiction of "sex relationships between the white and black races."
Friday, June 09, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews two movies centered on women warriors — Beatriz at Dinner starring Salma Hayek, and Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara.
Friday, June 02, 2017
Wonder Woman is the first superhero film to be headed by a woman both in front of and behind the camera. Star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins worked together to make Diana Prince relatable.
Monday, May 29, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a selective preview of the would-be blockbusters and awards-contenders Hollywood is sending our way before Labor Day.
Friday, May 26, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a movie that could only come out in the summer — Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Though most came to know him in the James Bond films, Roger Moore first displayed his brand of undercover suave in the TV series, The Saint. Moore died Tuesday at the age of 89.
Friday, May 19, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews The Commune, a Danish drama about a living arrangement that doesn't turn out the way its organizers expected.
Friday, May 12, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews The Wall, a film about two American snipers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, behind a rapidly crumbling wall.
Friday, May 05, 2017
It was a surprise last time, but now comes volume two of the Marvel superhero team, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Friday, April 28, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Obit, a documentary about obituary writing at The New York Times.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a documentary about Jane Jacobs, whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities changed urban planning.
Friday, April 14, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a new Richard Gere film for which the title seems to say it all. It's called Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Your Name. was the most popular film in the world for the first two months of 2017. Now, the deeply resonant body-switching anime comes to the U.S.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Two documentaries out now flex a bit of moviemaking technique: All This Panic, about young women exploring what life has to offer, and God Knows Where I Am, about a woman who's sure she's seen it all.