Bob Mondello

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'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

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.


Latest LGBT Films Move Beyond 'Coming Out' Narrative

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.


In Argentina, Where Culture Is 'A Right,' A Free New Arts Center Opens

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.


Riding Rings Around Iran's Censors In 'Jafar Panahi's Taxi'

Friday, October 02, 2015

An Iranian director banned from making films skirts the rules again in Jafar Panahi's Taxi.


The Ups And Downs Of The Toronto International Film Festival

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.


'Coming Home' To Heartache And Hope

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.


As Blockbuster Season Ends, Hollywood Offers Action-Packed Fall

Monday, September 07, 2015

NPR offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store at theaters between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.


Discovering Movies, And How Visions Are Seldom All They Seem

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.


Movies To Make You Forget The Heat: A Summer Watchlist

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.


The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The Decades

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.


Find Unforgettable Art In A Most Unlikely Place: A Pittsburgh Mattress Factory

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.


Sleuthing With Offbeat Variations In 'Irrational Man' And 'Mr. Holmes'

Friday, July 17, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews two crime movies — Irrational Man and Mr. Holmes — that have different philosophies on logic.


Be Your Own Self: The Lessons Of 'Do I Sound Gay?' And 'Tangerine'

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.


On Its 40th Anniversary, Remembering The Terror Of 'Jaws'

Friday, July 03, 2015

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the movie, Jaws, the original summer blockbuster.


'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Terminator Genisys' Bring The Testosterone

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello looks at the Independence Day weekend blockbusters, Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys.


'The Tribe' Says A Lot About Violence, Sex And Love — Without A Single Word

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Movie critic Bob Mondello says The Tribe is about big things — love, violence — and made entirely in sign language without any subtitles, voiceovers, or translations of any sort.


Laughs Leaven Tears In 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl'

Friday, June 12, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a surprise smash at this year's Sundance Film Festival; it's a tale of three teens facing mortality that manages to capture teen angst without wallowing in drama.


'Charlie's Country': A Worn Landscape That's Both Sad And Majestic

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews a dramatic film about an aboriginal hunter who yearns for a life in Australia, like the one his parents had.


This Year, Women (And Girls) Rule The Big Screen

Monday, June 08, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello notes that this year's most popular movies are surprisingly womancentric. That's more than at any other time in at least three decades.


In 'Spy,' Melissa McCarthy Receives Top-Billing. Finally.

Friday, June 05, 2015

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Spy is a generous, smart, sexy comedy, surrounding a generous, smart, sexy star. It was a long time coming, but it was worth the wait.