Bob Mondello

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'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.


In 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' Characters Struggle Against Injustice And Find Hope Through Love

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Director Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Oscar-winner, Moonlight, is a swoony adaptation of the James Baldwin novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.


NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

From the record-breaking hit Black Panther to the melodrama A Star Is Born, our film critics pick their 15 favorite movies of the year.


Movie Review: 'Mary Queen Of Scots'

Friday, December 07, 2018

In the lush historical tragedy, Mary Queen of Scots, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie play the title character, and her cousin and nemesis Queen Elizabeth.


'Tis The Season For 'Anna And The Apocalypse,' The New Zom-Com Musical

Friday, November 30, 2018

What could be more full of holiday spirit than zombies, you ask? The new zombie musical comedy Anna and the Apocalypse is here to upend your holiday movie expectations.


Remembering The Work Of Director Bernardo Bertolucci

Monday, November 26, 2018

The late Italian Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci found international renown with such films as Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor.


Bernardo Bertolucci, Directed 'Last Tango In Paris,' Dies At 77

Monday, November 26, 2018

The filmmaker died of cancer at his home in Rome Monday. Bertolucci's films, which include The Conformist and The Last Emperor, enthralled and shocked the world.


Magician Ricky Jay Dies At 72

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Master magician Ricky Jay has died. Throughout his career, he amazed audiences with card tricks and even consulted on some Hollywood films including Ocean's Thirteen and The Prestige.


Royal Intrigue Fuels Eccentric Comedy Of Manners, 'The Favourite'

Friday, November 23, 2018

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos finds both pathos and dark comedy in the machinations surrounding England's Queen Anne in his period dramedy The Favourite.


Are You Hitting The Theaters This Season? Here's What Movies To Look For

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A look ahead at possible awards contenders and potential blockbusters that Hollywood is wrapping up for your holiday enjoyment.


Director Alfonso Cuarón Reimagines His Mexican Childhood In 'Roma'

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The official entry for Best Foreign Language film from Mexico is Roma, director Alfonso Cuarón's black-and-white reimagining of his middle class childhood home in Mexico City.


'Girl': Belgian Drama About A Young Trans Ballet Student Is On Point

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A precise performance from young Victor Polster grounds this closely observed tale of Lara, a trans girl impatient with the process of transition.


Death Wears A Pleasing Face In The Swoony, Stylized 'El Angel'

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Writer/director Luis Ortega invests the tale of a brutal but beautiful young serial killer who terrorized Argentina in the 1970s with an intoxicating sense of glamour.


Outsized Music Personalities Featured In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' And 'Maria By Callas'

Friday, November 02, 2018

In the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock group Queen. In the documentary Maria by Callas, opera singer Maria Callas speaks for herself through letters and interviews.


Actor Paul Dano Steps Behind The Camera In 'Wildlife'

Monday, October 22, 2018

Actor Paul Dano will make his directorial debut with Wildlife, a drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, about the shredding of a marriage as seen through the eyes of the couple's son.


In '22 July' Filmmaker Paul Greengrass Tells The Story Of Terrorist Attack In Norway

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Filmmaker Paul Greengrass, who has alternated between Bourne movies and true suspense stories, tackles another real-life drama in 22 July: a terrorist attack in Norway that killed 77 people in 2011.