Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Friday, March 07, 2014
Bob Mondello looks at Wes Anderson's latest cinematic curiosity, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Bob Mondello talks about the contributions of French filmmaker Alain Resnais, who died Saturday at the age of 91.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
A correspondence begins in the unlikeliest of ways when a lunch delivery from a Mumbai woman to her office-worker husband accidentally makes its way into a stranger's hands.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The creative force behind films like Groundhog Day, Animal House, Caddyshack and Ghostbusters died Monday of an autoimmune disease. NPR's Bob Mondello says Ramis knew how to turn chaos into laughs.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Bob Mondello reviews Omar and Bethlehem, two intriguingly similar films about the complicated relationships between Israeli secret service agents and their Palestinian informants.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
A George Clooney project based on the true story of a World War II mission to rescue stolen art from the Nazis, the new film is a long-winded, lackadaisical look at a fascinating real-life story.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Adele (Kate Winslet) and her 12-year-old son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith), end up sharing their home with an escaped felon (Josh Brolin) in Jason Reitman's overcooked melodrama.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Alain Guiraudie's French-language thriller Stranger By The Lake is an unnerving mix of Hitchcock's Rear Window and Friedkin's Cruising, blending sex and murder, fear and desire. (Recommended)
Monday, December 16, 2013
Once you've watched the epic that made him famous, you'll want to see these five landmark performances by the Irish screen idol.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
NPR's Bob Mondello looks at two documentaries — Six by Sondheim and Tim's Vermeer — that delve deep into the creation of art, whether it's a sprawl of Broadway songs or a 17th-century oil painting.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Hollywood will be putting out 50-odd offerings, from spectacles to specialty films, between now and New Year's Eve. NPR's Bob Mondello picks three pics about the artistic process to highlight here.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Featuring the voices of Broadway veterans Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Disney's latest cartoon fairy tale — loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen — follows a ragtag team on a quest to thaw an endless winter.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
NPR's Bob Mondello reviews The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Philomena -- radically different films whose heroines have surprisingly similar qualities.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
A new biography from Sam Wasson examines the life and legacy of the Broadway, TV and film director Bob Fosse, who is known for such game-changing entertainments as Cabaret, Liza With A Z and Chicago. NPR's Bob Mondello says the book has both substantial research and vivid descriptions.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
About Time, written and directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), follows a young man looking for love — with a little help from time-travel. NPR's Bob Mondello says that in this instance, time travel and romantic comedy don't necessarily blend well together.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Dallas Buyers Club tells the true story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a Texas man whose '80s AIDS diagnosis drives him to fight for access to the drugs he believes can save him. Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto also star. (Recommended)
Monday, September 09, 2013
Outkast's Andre 3000 stars as the 1960s superstar in All Is By My Side, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend.
Monday, September 02, 2013
With help from Men of Steel, Iron and some Despicable minions, Hollywood drew crowds to theaters this summer. So how to keep that hot streak going in cooler weather? With Enders Game, a sequel to Hunger Games, and and Her, a story about a lonely guy who falls in love with the world's first artificially intelligent operating system. Critic Bob Mondello gives his fall movie preview.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
At a California facility, troubled teens are counseled by young adults who haven't entirely overcome their own adolescent traumas. Writer-director Destin Cretton drew on his experiences working with residents ordered to stay just a year. Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. star in Short Term 12.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Bob Mondello reviews the new British comedy The World's End, about a nostalgic pub crawl that turns unexpectedly lethal.