Bob Mondello appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of the career of Mickey Rooney, who died at 93.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Bob Mondello looks at Wes Anderson's latest cinematic curiosity, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Bob Mondello talks about the contributions of French filmmaker Alain Resnais, who died Saturday at the age of 91.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.