Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Disney's live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Is it still a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Hollywood isn't a big town; everyone knows what everyone else is doing. Still, rival studios often face off, refusing to blink, in movie showdowns that didn't need to happen.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
In Kong: Skull Island, Hollywood's favorite giant ape returns to theaters, this time befriending Brie Larson and annoying John Goodman.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
With all the recent talk about politics and the judiciary, NPR's Bob Mondello has been thinking about how judges are depicted on screen. He takes us on a tour from Duck Soup to Judgment at Nuremberg.
Friday, March 03, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews the latest and darkest Marvel movie, Logan, which follows an aging X-Men Wolverine and Charles Xavier.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Get Out is an impressively accomplished directorial debut says NPR film critic Bob Mondello.
Friday, February 10, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews John Wick: Chapter 2, an action — repeat "action" — thriller starring Keanu Reeves.
Friday, February 03, 2017
The new documentary-style film, Wheeler, explores the life of a country music singer you may not have heard of — for a reason.
Monday, January 30, 2017
A review of The Salesman, an Iranian film about a couple whose home life becomes unsettled while they're starring together in a production of Death of a Salesman.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday with the musical, La La Land, receiving 14 nominations, tying a record.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Most musicals that close after 16 performances barely prompt memories, let alone documentaries. But Merrily We Roll Along rolled along so bizarrely, it became the stuff of Broadway legend.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
This is the time of year when critics release their best-of lists. Usually, they pick the 10 best — but our film critic Bob Mondello couldn't narrow it down that much. He picked 18 of his favorites.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Hidden Figures is a true story about the African-American women of America's space program, and Fences is based on a play by August Wilson.
Friday, December 23, 2016
British director Ken Loach is both an award-winning filmmaker and a social activist. His latest film combines those passions.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Rogue One is a movie that's part of the Star Wars firmament. But it's not a Star Wars movie — it's a Star Wars story. NPR movie critic Bob Mondello explains why.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Denmark's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is Land of Mine, a movie about German boys disarming landmines left behind after World War II.
Friday, December 02, 2016
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a double-feature review of two films about women who find themselves in drastically altered circumstances in midlife: Things To Come, starring Isabelle Huppert, and Jackie, starring Natalie Portman.
Friday, November 25, 2016
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Lion, a dramatic true story starring Dev Patel as a man who uses Google Earth to search for his family.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a preview of the would-be awards contenders and blockbusters Hollywood will be opening as the rest of us open presents.