Bob Mondello appears in the following:
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.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Captain Marvel blasted through an attempt to silence her this weekend, and had a $153 million opening.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
A look at the most popular group of Oscar contenders in a decade, as well as some surprising omissions.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, December 31, 2018
As 2018 comes to an end, movie critic Bob Mondello takes a look at the year's best films.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.