Bob Mondello

Bob Mondello appears in the following:

Hollywood Promises Summer Of Blockbusters, And Could Deliver

Monday, May 25, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello offers a preview of some of the summer's potential blockbusters, including Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and several show business documentaries.


Just Like Its Theme Park Namesake, 'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Optimism

Friday, May 22, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Tomorrowland starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird.


'My Fair Lady' Couldn't Actually Dance All Night, So These Songs Had To Go

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The musical has some of the best-known songs in Broadway history, but it originally had other tunes that almost no one knows. Some of those songs were recently performed for the first time in decades.


'Mad Max' Reboot Is A 'Gorgeous, Scrap-Metal Demolition Derby'

Friday, May 15, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello peers into the future and sees the apocalypse, which is to say, he reviews Mad Max: Fury Road.


A Film Critic Gets Meta (As Does Ours) In 'The Film Critic (El Crítico)'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NPR Film Critic Bob Mondello trips down the rabbit hole as he reviews a film that's both a winning romance and a gentle wake-up call for reviewers who forget their role.


'Far From The Madding Crowd': Counterprogramming Writ Victorian

Friday, May 01, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews the new movie version of Thomas Hardy's Victorian romance, Far From The Madding Crowd.


Pat Dowell, Longtime NPR Film Critic, Dies

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Longtime NPR contributor and film reporter Pat Dowell died Sunday.


A Tart Take On Bitter Realities In 'Tangerines'

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Tangerines, an unconventional war drama that was this year's Estonian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.


Ties That Bind Meet Lies That Blind In 'About Elly'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews a film from Iran, about Iran — which hasn't been shown in Iran. It's called About Elly, and it's by director Asghar Farhadi, who won an Oscar for A Separation.


Review: 'Woman In Gold,' 'Effie Gray'

Friday, April 03, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews two real life, art world dramas — with colors in their titles — that open this week: Woman in Gold and Effie Gray.


Photography, Misery And Beauty In 'The Salt Of The Earth'

Friday, March 27, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews The Salt Of The Earth, a documentary directed by Wim Wenders about Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.


What's Familiar Becomes Unnerving In 'It Follows'

Friday, March 13, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews It Follows, a film that he says works some interesting changes on the horror genre.


'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Stays True To Its Name

Friday, March 06, 2015

Maggie Smith and Judi Dench reunite in Jaipur, India, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which came to theaters Friday.


Tense 'Eastern Boys': Cruising, and Bruising

Friday, February 27, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Eastern Boys, a French film that is half love story, half home invasion drama.


The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.


Argentine Oscar Nominee 'Wild Tales' Lives Up To Its Title

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello says the Argentine nominee for best foreign language film, Wild Tales, is an anthology of darkly comic stories that definitely lives up to its title.


Love From A To Z — And Back Again — In 'The Last Five Years'

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Last Five Years is a musical romance with a unique storytelling twist. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says the quirks and tricks have him singing the movie's praises, despite a flaw or two.


It'd Be No 'Folly' To Remake This Musical Classic

Monday, January 26, 2015

Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million dollars at the box office in just three weeks, NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.


'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Oscar Nominations

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led with nine nominations each, followed closely by The Imitation Game with eight.


'Leviathan' And 'Two Days' Look For Oscar Gold

Friday, January 02, 2015

The week between Christmas and the new year often delivers Oscar hopefuls to our screens; NPR's Bob Mondello praises two foreign films that grapple with social issues through the lens of family.