Bob Mondello appears in the following:
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.
Friday, November 18, 2016
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a critter double-feature: J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them and the Studio Ghibli's The Red Turtle.
Monday, November 07, 2016
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Hacksaw Ridge, a film about a World War II hero who changed American attitudes about conscientious objectors.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Christine is a biopic about a TV reporter who committed suicide in a live shot.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Polish auteur, Andrzej Wajda, has died. He was a great of Polish cinema who earned an Oscar for his life's work, as well as a Palme d'Or, for a film about Solidarity that was made while the Communists were in power.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Well-known films by the director include A Generation, Man of Marble and Man of Iron, which in which characters fight Nazis and communists. His final film will compete for a foreign-language Oscar.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Nate Parker's rebellion film The Birth of A Nation and Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th tackle America's racial history, but intersect in complicated ways.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Deepwater Horizon is the tense and terse story of the Gulf oil rig explosion that became the biggest man-made ecological disaster in history.
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a movie that's already a remake that's updated in both casting and body count.
Friday, September 16, 2016
The Toronto International Film Festival is underway. Many likely Academy Awards contenders were unveiled at this year's festival.
Monday, September 05, 2016
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a selective preview of likely blockbusters and awards contenders that Hollywood has in store for the fall.