Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Friday, August 12, 2016
In her latest role, Streep plays a real-life laughingstock who fancied herself an opera singer.
Friday, August 05, 2016
The film follows two 13-year-olds who bond as their family's begin to clash.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
When the co-founder of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., made her theater a nonprofit, hundreds of small regional stages followed suit. Fichandler died July 29 at the age of 91.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Movie heroes are fine. But let's be real — it's usually the bad guys we find most compelling.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Sad sacks and stage hogs chase stardom in
Don't Think Twice. But rest assured writer/director Mike Birbiglia keeps it funny.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
We don't call Hollywood a "Dream Factory" for nothing. If you have a vision of the sort of place you'd like to live, Tinseltown can bring it to life.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Thanks to movies, novels and TV, Bob Mondello knows what a contested convention would be like: raucous crowd, oppressive din and (if movies are any guide) Angela Lansbury scheming in the corner.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
New installments in the X-Men, Ghostbusters, Star Trek and Captain America franchises are hitting the big screen this summer. NPR film critic Bob Mondello talks about what to see.
Friday, July 01, 2016
An appreciation of Olivia de Havilland —
Gone With the Wind's last surviving cast member — on her 100th birthday.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The BFG is the new Steven Spielberg movie based off the Roald Dahl book. It's about a girl and a friendly giant triumphing over bullies and adversity. And it's got something familiar about it, too.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
Friday, June 10, 2016
The editor Maxwell Perkins discovered and nurtured authors like Hemingway and Fitzgerald. The new movie
Genius has him wrangling thousands of pages from the writer Thomas Wolfe.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
A relationship drama with societal implications marks a striking debut for first-time writer director Lorenzo Vigas. Like the film's leading man, he'll draw you in by holding you at a slight remove.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Playwright Peter Shaffer has died. He was best known for
Equus and Amadeus, both of which became movies.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Robert Cenedella established himself in the 1960s as the anti-Warhol. A new documentary goes through his years fighting against the New York art establishment by being, well, what the title says.
Monday, May 30, 2016
NPR's Bob Mondello has a selective preview of summer movies from superhero blockbusters to music documentaries and everything in between.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sean Penn's new movie set in Africa got booed at Cannes. Critics said its African characters were "bleeding wallpaper." Here are 4 films that give African characters (and actors) their due.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Two years after he was caught texting crotch shots, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was back in the spotlight, running for mayor. A new documentary chronicles his scandal-plagued campaign.
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Lobster is a comedy in which single people are given 45 days to fall in love before being turned into an animal of their choice.
Monday, May 02, 2016
Viva is a father-son drama from Havana — one of the first from Cuba to be commercially released in the U.S. in decades.