Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Justice League is the latest chapter of the DC cinematic universe. But will our caped crusaders actually make a good movie after a tragedy required a change in directors?
Thursday, November 09, 2017
The movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri had what was arguably the strangest title at September's Toronto International Film Festival. But that title didn't keep it from winning the festival's Audience Choice award, or from getting terrific reviews.
Monday, November 06, 2017
Greta Gerwig makes her solo-directing debut with an autobiographical movie called Lady Bird, a comedy that follows a teenager in her senior year of high school. The story is loosely based on Gerwig's life.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Marvel's hammer-throwing superhero is back in Thor: Ragnarok. NPR's Bob Mondello says there are whole worlds at stake in the latest film, and Thor gets some help from the Hulk and his sibling-rival, Loki.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
A review of Beats Per Minute, a film drama set in Paris during the early years of AIDS activism.
Friday, October 13, 2017
It's a big week for movie biographies. Opening today: Fact-based films about a supreme court justice, two semi-famous authors, an infamous artist, and a man who refused to let polio defeat him.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
NPR film critic Bob Mondello says in some respects, Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel, surpasses the original.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Loving Vincent is a murder mystery animated a unique way — with 65,000 oil paintings in the` style of Vincent Van Gogh.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Battle of the Sexes tells the story of the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. The event drew an enormous audience and NPR's Bob Mondello says the movie could too.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Toronto International Film Festival wraps up this week and NPR's critics have seen dozens of movies. They provide a sneak peek at films getting early buzz for Oscars, some hidden gems and others to avoid.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello provides a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for moviegoers this fall.
Friday, September 01, 2017
Based on Deborah Moggach's best-selling 1999 novel, this slightly overstuffed period romance features a clever screenplay by Moggach and playwright Tom Stoppard.
Friday, August 25, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Beach Rats, which follows a teenager in Brooklyn who is having a lousy summer. The film won the best directing prize at Sundance earlier this year.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
In this third film based on their food-tasting show, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon worry (in the voice of John Hurt) that they'll soon feel as ancient as the dinosaur tracks they find on their travels.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
The police procedural/Western centers on the death of a Native American teenage girl. Critic Bob Mondello says the film paints a searing portrait of life on society's margins.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
In 2006, Al Gore issued a forceful warning about the threat of climate change in An Inconvenient Truth. He's followed it up with a sequel that shows how far we've come — but with plenty of caveats.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Before digital projectors in movie theaters, projectionists had to quickly move from one film reel to the next. NPR takes a look at what's changed since the days of film as part of our series, "Backstage Pass."
Friday, July 14, 2017
It's not Shakespearean but the no-nonsense leading lady of the new movie Lady Macbeth lives up to her name.
Friday, July 07, 2017
A new film starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara is provocative — if you've got the patience.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland as the youngest actor to play the screen's youngest superhero.