Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Boys State documentary explores how a group of Texas teens participated in the American Legion program to learn about democracy by organizing political parties and running a mock government.
Thursday, August 06, 2020
Nuclear weapons have given Hollywood a host of dramatic plot possibilities, from the threat of nuclear war to wholesale destruction to over-the-top fireworks.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Amy Seimetz's new movie, She Dies Tomorrow, captures the mood of the moment with moody atmospherics, hallucinatory flashes of color, and unsettling editing and humor.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the movie studio to move the release dates of more than a dozen films.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Radioactive seems like a straightforward biopic of physicist Marie Curie at first. But it becomes more complicated as the director uses flash-forwards to illustrate the effects of Curie's discoveries.
Monday, July 20, 2020
The new movie from the maker of Dunkirk and the Dark Knight Trilogy has been delayed yet again, with no new release date announced. This may end hopes of a Hollywood summer blockbuster season
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Two new movies from directors with Japanese connections center on mother-daughter-granddaughter relationships. The Truth by Hirokazu Kore-eda and Relic by Natalie Erika James are available online.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
The musical blockbuster about the political activism of the Founding Fathers, Hamilton, and a documentary about a current activist, John Lewis: Good Trouble, will hit the home screen this weekend.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The film industry continues to track box office grosses even during the pandemic. And this week, Jurassic Park got to the top of the charts.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
A movie critic shares his experience of returning back to a movie theater for the first time after two months of the pandemic-forced abstinence.
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.