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Friday, September 22, 2017
As summer gives way to fall, blockbusters give way to award contenders. Here are some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.
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.
Monday, June 19, 2017
The new film Maudie is an intimate drama about self-taught Canadian painter Maud Lewis. The film also takes a deep dive into her paintings and legacy.
Monday, June 19, 2017
The film tells the true story of Maud Lewis, a woman from a small town in Nova Scotia, who, with no formal training, became one of Canada's most celebrated folk artists.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Hollywood's long history of not putting interracial romance on-screen goes all the way back to the Hays Code, which prohibited the depiction of "sex relationships between the white and black races."
Friday, June 09, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews two movies centered on women warriors — Beatriz at Dinner starring Salma Hayek, and Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara.
Friday, June 02, 2017
Wonder Woman is the first superhero film to be headed by a woman both in front of and behind the camera. Star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins worked together to make Diana Prince relatable.
Monday, May 29, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a selective preview of the would-be blockbusters and awards-contenders Hollywood is sending our way before Labor Day.
Friday, May 26, 2017
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a movie that could only come out in the summer — Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Though most came to know him in the James Bond films, Roger Moore first displayed his brand of undercover suave in the TV series, The Saint. Moore died Tuesday at the age of 89.