Bob Mondello

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Movie Review: 'The Mustang'

Friday, March 15, 2019

A convict who seeks redemption finds it in an unusual place in The Mustang, that's based on real-life drama.


'Captain Marvel' Earns $153 Million During Opening Weekend

Monday, March 11, 2019

Captain Marvel blasted through an attempt to silence her this weekend, and had a $153 million opening.


'Captain Marvel' Is Full Of Female Firsts In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Brie Larson stars in Marvel's first standalone superheroine movie — and for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie is co-directed by a woman. Captain Marvel hits theaters Friday.


The Thriller 'Transit' Makes A 1940s Story Speak To A 21st Century Audience

Monday, March 04, 2019

A contemporary take on a WWII story — the film Transit looks at fascism, refugees and how little has changed in eight decades.


What Viewers Can Expect From The Oscars This Year

Friday, February 22, 2019

There's no host, they've abandoned plans for a Best Popular Film category, and they're no longer handing out four awards during commercial breaks. Is anything going right at the Oscars this year?


Toothless Flies Into Theaters For 'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World'

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hiccup and Toothless will return to theaters this weekend when the conclusion of the animated How To Train Your Dragon trilogy takes viewers to a hidden world.


In An Effort To Shorten Academy Awards Telecast, 4 Awards Won't Be Presented Live

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In the interest of cutting the Academy Awards telecast down to three hours, awards in four categories will be presented during commercial breaks, and edited for inclusion later in the broadcast.


Movie Review: 'The Gospel Of Eureka' And 'The Lego Movie 2'

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Two movies about communities-in-conflict open in theaters this weekend, and though they come to basically the same conclusion, they could hardly be more different.


Five-Time Oscar Nominee And English Actor Albert Finney Dies At 82

Friday, February 08, 2019

An appreciation of five-time Oscar nominee Albert Finney who played everything from an amorous rogue in Tom Jones to Pope John Paul II. He died Thursday at 82.


'Everybody Knows' Marries Far-Flung Talent To A Story About A Wedding Gone Wrong

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

A wedding is disrupted by a kidnapping in Everybody Knows, a film starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and directed by award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi of A Separation.


'Roma' And 'The Favourite' Lead The Pack In Oscar Nominations

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A look at the most popular group of Oscar contenders in a decade, as well as some surprising omissions.


Movie Review: Can M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Make Its Trilogy Connection Clear?

Friday, January 18, 2019

M. Night Shyamalan's new movie Glass is the third part of a trilogy that nobody knew was a trilogy until a few months ago.


'Hello, Dolly!' Broadway Star Carol Channing Dies At 97

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Carol Channing, who created iconic parts in the Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died Tueday. She was 97.


Inside 'The World's Most Beautiful Bookstore' In Argentina

Saturday, January 12, 2019

National Geographic has named El Ateneo Grand Splendid the top shop in the world. But that's only where the history of the 100-year-old Buenos Aires building, once a palatial theater, begins.


The Top 10 Films Of 2018, Plus A Few Extras

Monday, December 31, 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, movie critic Bob Mondello takes a look at the year's best films.


'On The Basis Of Sex' And 'Vice': 2 Biopics — 1 Bathed In Light, 1 Steeped In Shadow

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What's your preference: hagiography or demonization? A biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg is blandly positive, while another about Dick Cheney offers an extended, if entertaining, screed.


In His New Film, Shakespearean Actor Kenneth Branagh Stars As The Bard Himself

Friday, December 21, 2018

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in All Is True as Shakespeare in his final years, with Judi Dench as his wife.


George M. Cohan, 'The Man Who Created Broadway,' Was An Anthem Machine

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Cohan was a myth builder: Songs like "Yankee Doodle Dandy, "Over There" and "Give My Regards to Broadway" celebrated both life in early 20th-century America and the glowing allure of the stage.


In 'Mary Poppins Returns,' The Practically Perfect Nanny Is Back

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt takes on the role of the supercalifragilistic nanny made famous by Julie Andrews in 1964.


A Boy Grows Up Fast On The Streets Of Beirut In The Dickensian 'Capernaum'

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A tough, wise-beyond-his-years 12-year-old (Zain Al Rafeea) leaves the misery of his home life, only to take on the responsibility of caring for an even younger child.