Bob Mondello

Bob Mondello appears in the following:

Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

Sunday, April 20, 2014

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.


Loneliness And Longing — And Woody Allen — In 'Fading Gigolo'

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bob Mondello reviews the new Fading Gigolo, a surprisingly sweet dramedy in which John Turturro plays the gigolo, Woody Allen plays his pimp, and things don't go nearly as wrong as they could.


Big Names, High Production Values ... And These Are Indie Flicks?

Friday, April 11, 2014

In very different ways, the indie films Joe (starring Nicolas Cage) and Only Lovers Left Alive (with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton) bring a low-budget sensibility to Hollywood.


Mickey Rooney, All-American Boy For More Than 90 Years, Dies

Monday, April 07, 2014

Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of the career of Mickey Rooney, who died at 93.


Stay Classy, Norwich: 'Alan Partridge' Aims For American Success

Friday, April 04, 2014

British comic Steve Coogan's blowhard broadcaster character conquered movie screens at home — and now he's crossing the Atlantic. Critic Bob Mondello says he's got a good chance at breaking America.


Send Out The Doves: 'Noah' Lands On Solid Ground

Friday, March 28, 2014

Critic Bob Mondello says Darren Aronofsky's take on the story of Noah and the flood mixes wild invention and digital magic to create a surprisingly credible biblical epic.


Addicted To Sex, But Not Really Having Much Fun

Friday, March 21, 2014

The first volume of Lars von Trier's four-hour Nymphomaniac is in theaters this week. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's racy, sure — but oddly funny, too.


Middle-Aged Souls Channel Teen Rebellion, Just For A 'Week-End'

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A British couple tries to re-create the magic of their Paris honeymoon 30 years later. NPR's Bob Mondello says the couple's "second adolescence" is great fun to watch.


Review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Friday, March 07, 2014

Bob Mondello looks at Wes Anderson's latest cinematic curiosity, The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Alain Resnais, Director And Master Of Disorientation, Dies At 91

Monday, March 03, 2014

Bob Mondello talks about the contributions of French filmmaker Alain Resnais, who died Saturday at the age of 91.


A Meet-Cute Romance With A Delicious Twist

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.


Harold Ramis: A Big-Screen Comedy Nerd, Eager To Please

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.


One Conflict, One Wall, Two Sides Of The Arab-Israeli World

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.


Plenty Of Heart, Not Much Art In 'Monuments Men'

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.


At Home, With Mom And Her Murderous Beau

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.


Sun And Water, And A Dangerous Brand Of Desire

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)


5 By O'Toole: What To Watch Beyond 'Lawrence Of Arabia'

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.


Behind Great Art, The Artist's Painstaking Process

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.


Among The Holiday Glut, 3 Movies About The Creative Life

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.


Solid 'Frozen' Puts A Fresh Sheen On An Old Story

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.