Bob Mondello

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NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Parasite, Knives Out, Avengers: Endgame, Little Women and Marriage Story are among the year-end list of 20 films that NPR critics loved the most.


Movie Review: 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The third movie in the third trilogy of the scrappy little space-opera-that-could — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — opens Friday.


Adam Sandler Makes A Bid For Best Actor Oscar With 'Uncut Gems'

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Adam Sandler makes a bid for a Best Actor Oscar in Uncut Gems, a thriller about a jeweler who makes terrible choices, from writer-directors Benny and Josh Safdie.


Class Warfare In 2019 Movies

Sunday, December 08, 2019

We look at why so many movies in 2019 are taking on the subject of class warfare.


Movie Review: 'The Aeronauts'

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The hot air balloon movie The Aeronauts had NPR critic Bob Mondello clutching his armrests for dear life.


Holiday Movie Preview: What's Coming To Theaters Before The End Of The Year

Friday, November 29, 2019

There's one month left of 2019 and another 40 or so would-be blockbusters and awards contenders that Hollywood will be unwrapping during the holiday season.


Movie Review: 'Frozen 2' And 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood'

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The simultaneous openings of Frozen 2 and the Mr. Rogers bio-pic A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood offer a chance to talk about the changing nature of children's entertainment.


Shia LaBeouf's 'Honey Boy' Centers On A Character Much Like Himself

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Shia LaBeouf wrote and more or less lived Honey Boy's story of a child actor who develops anger issues living with his alcoholic dad.


Movie Review: 'The Irishman' Is An Epic With The Feel Of History

Friday, November 01, 2019

Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half-hour mob movie, "The Irishman," stars Robert De Niro as a killer for hire, and Al Pacino as Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa.


A Man Tries To Shed His Own National Identity And Adopt Another In 'Synonyms'

Thursday, October 24, 2019

In Synonyms, the quirky drama about national identity, a young man wakes up naked in an empty Paris apartment, and with the aid of a French/Israeli dictionary, attempts to "become" French.


'Jojo Rabbit,' Your Reich Is Calling

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Taika Waititi writes, directs — and stars, as a 10-year-old boy's imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler — in this very silly film about a very serious subject.


Movie Review: 'Parasite'

Monday, October 14, 2019

Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho has made a South Korean social satire that's also a genre-bending Palme d'Or-winning thriller of class struggle.


Movie Review: 'Pain And Glory'

Sunday, October 06, 2019

The new movie Pain And Glory, about a film director whose career is in decline, was made by Pedro Almodovar, whose career definitely isn't.


Director Steven Soderbergh Takes A Look At Money Laundering In 'The Laundromat'

Friday, September 27, 2019

Director Steven Soderbergh looks at money laundering and the Panama Papers scandal as if they were elements in a heist comedy in his new satire, The Laundromat.


'Downton Abbey' Movie Brings You Up To Speed With The Crawleys

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Crawleys are back, and the big screen has them this time, in a story that picks up a few years after the TV show ended.


Critics Discuss Hits And Misses At The Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, September 12, 2019

NPR's Bob Mondello and film critic Joelle Monique discuss what they liked and what's newsworthy at the still-in-progress Toronto International Film Festival.


Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Preview: The Films We're Most Excited About

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The NPR Movies Team picks the 12 films they're most looking forward to seeing — movies that will likely end up in theaters or on streaming services sometime in the next few months.


Fall Movie Preview: Blockbusters And Awards Contenders

Monday, September 02, 2019

A selective preview of the would-be blockbusters and awards contenders that Hollywood has in store for the fall.


In Buenos Aires, Crowds Line Up For A Taste Of Sweeter Days

Monday, August 19, 2019

The preview reopening of the Confitería del Molino, a long-shuttered art nouveau pastry cafe near the Argentine Capitol, prompted lines around the block — and, for some former patrons, good memories.


Documentary Review: 'One Child Nation'

Saturday, August 17, 2019

China's most far-reaching social experiment — a multi-decade attempt at population control — is the subject of the documentary One Child Nation.