Bob Mondello appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Box-office figures were gloomy in 2014, but movie critic Bob Mondello still found a lot to cheer about among the year's quirky offerings — and as usual, his annual 10-best list runneth over.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Our movie critic reviews The Interview: He says it's not a political satire, or even satire of tabloid journalism. It's just another bromance, with jokes so bad he calls them "freshmanic."
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Critic Bob Mondello reviews Selma, Ava DuVernay's film chronicling Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic voting-rights march in 1965. Mondello notes that recent protests make the film resonate today.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Critic Bob Mondello says Mike Leigh's earthy new biopic about the famed British painter J.M.W Turner shows viewers the incandescent beauty of the world as Turner himself must have seen it.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey's Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Bob Mondello reviews Paul Thomas Anderson's private-eye caper, Inherent Vice, based on the bestseller by Thomas Pynchon.