Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Thursday, November 26, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.
Friday, November 13, 2015
James White is an indie drama about a slacker dealing with the death of one parent and the decline of another. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's both intimate and intense.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Spectre, the latest in the Bond franchise. It's got the Bond cars, the Bond villain and the Bond girls, but it lacks the feeling of its predecessors.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Critic Bob Mondello has been doing the Time Warp longer than anyone: He saw the Rocky Horror Show onstage in London, before it became a movie, and now he reflects on 40 years of midnight madness.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Director Steven Spielberg — with some help from script polishers Joel and Ethan Coen — brings echoes of our own modern day to the Cold War.
Friday, October 09, 2015
Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Argentina's newest tourist attraction is housed in a repurposed century-old Beaux Arts Central Post Office building. The Centro Cultural Kirchner is one of the largest cultural centers in the world.
Friday, October 02, 2015
An Iranian director banned from making films skirts the rules again in Jafar Panahi's Taxi.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about the films they loved — and didn't — at Toronto International Film Festival.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews a new drama from China by director Zhang Yimou about a Cultural Revolution detainee who returns to a wife who does not recognize him.
Monday, September 07, 2015
NPR offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store at theaters between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
Friday, August 14, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello remembers the first movie he ever saw in a theater — Sleeping Beauty — and what it meant to him.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Chances are, it's hot out wherever you are. NPR film critic Bob Mondello talks about movies that will help you chill out on a summer day.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Bob Mondello looks at the most-produced shows at high schools through seven decades and ponders what the choices made by drama teachers tell us.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The unusual installations at The Mattress Factory include a gallery with a hole in the floor, a mirrored room full of mannequins and polka dots and an entire townhouse woven with miles of black yarn.
Friday, July 17, 2015
NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews two crime movies — Irrational Man and Mr. Holmes — that have different philosophies on logic.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Do I Sound Gay? follows a documentarian as he delves into his voice and the stereotypes associated with it, while Tangerine delivers a cinematic portrait of transgender sex workers in Los Angeles.
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.