Bob Mondello appears in the following:
Friday, August 02, 2019
Where a teacher sees red flags in one popular student's behavior, his parents refuse to believe it. Director Julius Onah's film will keep you guessing, too.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Motion pictures went to the moon long before Apollo 11 did, and they keep going back. Critic Bob Mondello reflects on the many films, from 1902 to today, that have made the journey.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Director Lynn Shelton and writer Mike O'Brien constructed an outline and got a cast of great comics to improvise the details in this agreeably loose comedy about an antique sword.
Monday, July 01, 2019
Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home finds Peter Parker on vacation in London when a new super-guy shows up: Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Claire McCarthy's new film Ophelia takes the Bard's advice to "hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature," and finds a fresh angle on the story Shakespeare called Hamlet.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Critic Bob Mondello reviews the history of movie blockbusters and tracks how Disney's ownership of mega-blockbusting franchises is reshaping the multiplex.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang are back for a new adventure involving Bonnie's newest toy, Forky, a spork, in Pixar's Toy Story 4.
Friday, June 07, 2019
In the movie Late Night, a legendary female late night talk show host played by Emma Thompson is faced with plummeting ratings and impulsively hires a new writer, Mindy Kaling, to spice up her show.
Friday, May 31, 2019
A philosophical heist comedy, The Fall of the American Empire is the latest intellectual critique from Canadian auteur Denys Arcand.
Monday, May 27, 2019
Hollywood's summer blockbuster season got a $2 billion head start this year from Avengers: Endgame. Now, with summer actually getting under way, how will Tinseltown keep the momentum going?
Friday, May 24, 2019
Disney's live-action version of its 1992 cartoon Aladdin features Will Smith in the Genie role originally played by Robin Williams.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Superhero capes and cartoons headline this year's batch of summer flicks, but there's plenty of smaller and weirder stuff, too. Here are the movies we're looking forward to this season.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
The film, starring Nicholas Hoult as the linguist who created Middle Earth, is full of shout-outs to the Lord of the Rings (books and films), though it "connects the dots a bit literally."
Friday, May 03, 2019
Juliette Binoche stars in a satirical comedy, and intellectual puzzle, about publishing and adultery called Non-Fiction.
Monday, April 29, 2019
More than 100 million people went to see the Marvel superhero epic Avengers: Endgame during the film's worldwide opening and left all Hollywood records far behind.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Ralph Fiennes steps behind the camera for a ballet biopic — not Black Swan, but The White Crow — about the early years and defection to the west of Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
With most of the Marvel superheroes turned to dust in the last Avengers movie — along with half the universe — Avengers: Endgame brings the Marvel saga to a close in an epic three-hour film.
Friday, April 05, 2019
The DC cinematic universe has a new superhero — a 14-year-old boy who transforms magically into a grown-up superhero when he says the name "SHAZAM!"
Friday, March 29, 2019
The circus world of Disney's 1941 animated classic Dumbo, about a flying elephant, has been recreated by Tim Burton in digitally enhanced live-action.
Friday, March 22, 2019
The 2008 terrorist attack on the famed Taj Hotel is recreated in the new film drama, Hotel Mumbai.