Bob Mondello

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'Ginger & Rosa': Life And Times In Cold War London

Friday, March 15, 2013

Two young actresses with substantial Hollywood pedigrees have the title roles in the new film Ginger & Rosa. Ginger is played by Dakota Fanning's 13-year-old sister, Elle, who already has more than 30 movie credits. Rosa is played by Alice Englert, daughter of Oscar-winning writer-director Jane Campion and star of ...


From 'Oz,' A Less Than Magical Prequel

Friday, March 08, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of how the Wizard came to Oz, answering a question I suspect no one was asking, but with considerable digital wizardry.

The prequel begins in black and white, just the way you hope it will, with old-fashioned theatrical credits dissolving into a ...


Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups? More Are On The Way

Friday, March 01, 2013

Adaptations of fairy tales are everywhere you look. The TV show Once Upon a Time and the police procedural Grimm are in their second seasons. Hansel and his sister Gretel are at the cineplex hunting witches with machine guns. Jack, of beanstalk fame, starts slaying giants today. And those aren't ...


'Playbook' Beats Out Heavy Hitters For Toronto Award

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival handed the fest's top prize, the Peoples Choice Award, to the comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and...


Fall Movie Preview: Bob Mondello Looks Ahead

Monday, September 03, 2012

Bob Mondello looks at the movies scheduled for release between now and Thanksgiving, including plenty with Oscar buzz and a few without.

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'Rush' Job: A Wily Courier Navigates New York's Maze

Friday, August 24, 2012

A character we've yet to meet flies through the air in slow motion, above a busy New York street, arms and legs splayed. He's wearing a bike helmet, which is a good thing — because as The Who's "Baba O'Riley" pulses in the background and numbers come up on the ...


In The Theater Of Politics, Staging Is Everything

Thursday, August 23, 2012

As the party conventions approach, elaborate theatrics on the part of presidential candidates are at the forefront. NPR critic Bob Mondello takes a look at the ways campaigns frame th...


In Troubled Times, A 'Dark Knight' Returns

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises places Batman in contemporary New York amid familiar economic and social unrest. NPR's Bob Mondello says the film is as big and loud as expected. The biggest sur...


Carol Channing, Still Delightfully 'Larger Than Life'

Friday, January 20, 2012

Veteran Broadway performer Carol Channing has been onstage for seven decades. A new documentary lovingly profiles the still-sharp, still-charming star of Hello, Dolly.


War, What Is It Good For? Movies, It Seems.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

As Hollywood rolls out Oscar hopefuls over the next two months, there's a curious thread developing: Many of these films are set amidst the backdrop of wars — especially wars involving Great Britain.

From the World War I cavalry charge in Steven Spielberg's War Horse, to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's ...