Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Friday, July 03, 2015
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the movie, Jaws, the original summer blockbuster.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
NPR's Bob Mondello looks at the Independence Day weekend blockbusters, Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Movie critic Bob Mondello says The Tribe is about big things — love, violence — and made entirely in sign language without any subtitles, voiceovers, or translations of any sort.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a surprise smash at this year's Sundance Film Festival; it's a tale of three teens facing mortality that manages to capture teen angst without wallowing in drama.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
NPR's Bob Mondello reviews a dramatic film about an aboriginal hunter who yearns for a life in Australia, like the one his parents had.
Monday, June 08, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello notes that this year's most popular movies are surprisingly womancentric. That's more than at any other time in at least three decades.
Friday, June 05, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Spy is a generous, smart, sexy comedy, surrounding a generous, smart, sexy star. It was a long time coming, but it was worth the wait.
Friday, May 29, 2015
The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict whom filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan's Diamond District.
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.
Friday, May 22, 2015
NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Tomorrowland starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Longtime NPR contributor and film reporter Pat Dowell died Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.