Bob Mondello appears in the following:
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.
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.
Friday, February 27, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Eastern Boys, a French film that is half love story, half home invasion drama.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.