Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Monday, May 25, 2020
Memorial Day usually means the start of Hollywood's blockbuster season — except this summer is different. But if movie theaters do reopen soon, Hollywood has few premiers to revive the industry.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
In The Trip to Greece, Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden undertake their fourth comic and culinary journey — this one actually modeled after Homer's Odyssey.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Disney announced on Tuesday that it is fast-tracking the release of the movie of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway show, Hamilton. It will be released on the Disney+ streaming platform.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
A new film about street violence in London became a sensation after its release in British theaters a few months ago. Now, Blue Story is available on streaming services for American viewers.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Some states are allowing movie theaters to reopen, but will they? Big theater chains say no, so it's up to independent theater owners who are "proceeding with an abundance of caution."
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
NASA confirmed that actor Tom Cruise and private spaceflight company Space X are considering a feature film shot on board the International Space Station.
Friday, May 01, 2020
French satire Deerskin was scheduled to screen in movie theaters this week. Instead, it is now opening online and will help theaters with the money earned on streaming views.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Indian actor Irrfan Khan, 54, who leaped from small parts in Bollywood films to featured roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died after a long illness.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers gave Americans a much-needed on-screen escape in the 1930s. You can find their dance numbers online, but critic Bob Mondello recommends you watch their films in full.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Near Woodstock, at an early '70s summer camp for kids with disabilities, a revolution was born that became a civil rights movement, and led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Monday, March 23, 2020
There's a bit of hopeful news for the film industry coming from China.
Friday, March 20, 2020
With movie theatres closed, there literally is no box office.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
In this time of fear and quarantining, critic Bob Mondello offers three classic movies worth revisiting — or watching for the first time.
Friday, March 13, 2020
A pregnant teenager travels to New York City to obtain an abortion in Eliza Hittman's drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always.
Monday, March 09, 2020
After director Ingmar Bergman helped launch von Sydow's career, the imposing Swedish star went on to play Jesus, a Bond villain, an elderly exorcist and scores of other roles.
Sunday, March 08, 2020
Director Kelly Reichardt set her latest western drama in Oregon in the 1820s. It's the story of two drifters who come up with a unique money-making scheme in the midst of a gold rush.
Friday, March 06, 2020
Pixar's new animated film ONWARD is about teenage elf brothers who are on a quest to find out if there's enough magic in their world to let them spend a day with their late father.
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Ken Loach's social-realist drama Sorry We Missed You depicts a family sliding slowly out of the middle class — but depicts moments of joy amid the desperation.
Friday, February 28, 2020
In the new independent comedy Saint Frances, a young woman finds her sense of family upended by a romance, an unexpected pregnancy and a gig as a nanny.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
The Whistlers is a Romanian heist movie with a linguistic twist. It's about criminals who speak to each other in a special whistled language.