Bob Mondello

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NPR's Movie Preview: 16 New Films To Watch This Fall

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.


'Call Me By Your Name' Stands Out Among Dozens At Toronto Film Festival

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.


Fall Movie Preview: 'Tried And True' To 'Really Out There'

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello provides a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for moviegoers this fall.


'Tulip Fever': A Lush Portrait Of A Florid Affair

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.


A Closeted Teen Struggles To Maintain His Double Life In 'Beach Rats'

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.


Friends Coogan And Brydon Take Their Dueling Impressions On A 'Trip To Spain'

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.


Loss Piles Up Deep As Wyoming Snow Drifts In 'Wind River'

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.


'An Inconvenient Sequel' Is An Effective, Cautiously Optimistic, 'I Told You So'

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.


Step Inside A Movie Projection Booth To See What's Changed Since Film

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."


'Lady Macbeth' Turns Sound And Fury Into Victorian Noir

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.


Grief Hangs Around At Home In 'A Ghost Story'

Friday, July 07, 2017

A new film starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara is provocative — if you've got the patience.


In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Tom Holland's Peter Parker Finally Comes Home

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.


'Maudie' Paints Intimate Portrait Of Canadian Painter Maud Lewis

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.


'Maudie' Made Such Joyful Art, You'd Never Guess How Tough She Had It

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.


50 Years After 'Loving,' Hollywood Still Struggles With Interracial Romance

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."


'Beatriz at Dinner' And 'Megan Leavey' Celebrate Women Warriors

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.


'When Time Was New': 'Wonder Woman' Brings Sunlight To The DC Universe

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.


Summer Movie Preview: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Rough Night,' 'Transformers'

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.


Beaches, Bathing Suits, And Finally On The Big Screen, 'Baywatch'

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.


The Saint Before The Spy: Actor Roger Moore Dies At 89

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.