Bob Mondello

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NPR's Movie Preview: 15 New Films To Watch — And Watch Out For — This Fall

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

From the big studio flicks to the festival favorites, here are some of the best and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters.


Despite Its Incendiary Subject Matter, 'Monsters And Men' Is Sober And Nuanced

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Reinaldo Marcus Green drew inspiration for his new movie Monsters and Men from the 2014 death of Eric Garner at the hands of an arresting officer. The film deals with a police killing and its aftermath.


Toronto Film Award Expected To Put 'Green Book' On Oscar Shortlists

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, offering some early hints about Hollywood's awards season. The festival's top prize went to Peter Farrelly's Green Book.


Highlights From The Toronto International Film Fest

Thursday, September 13, 2018

NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes just got back from the Toronto International Film Festival. They talk to NPR's Audie Cornish about their favorites.


Burt Reynolds, Swaggering Star Actor, Has Died At 82

Thursday, September 06, 2018

In a film career that spanned seven decades, Reynolds played good ol' boys and rugged action heroes. He died Thursday following a heart attack.


What We're Looking Forward To At The Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The NPR Movies team is off to Toronto, where they'll sit in the dark for days at a time watching films that you'll get to see in the coming weeks and months. Here's some of what they're excited about.


A Look Ahead To Movies Coming Out This Fall

Monday, September 03, 2018

A look at the would-be blockbusters and awards-contenders Hollywood has in store as we head into cooler weather.


Prolific Playwright Neil Simon Dies On Sunday At Age 91

Monday, August 27, 2018

Simon kept theater audiences laughing for decades. Starting in the early 1960s, his comedies set a Broadway standard. Audiences loved his work but it took a long time for him to gain critical respect.


When The Wild Rumpus Stops: 'We The Animals'

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar's first feature film adapts Justin Torres' impressionistic autobiographical novel of boyhood; the dreamlike result is "intense, scary and ecstatically lyrical."


'Madeline's Madeline' Toys With Viewer's Perception Every Step Of The Way

Friday, August 10, 2018

In the film Madeline's Madeline, a teen acting student finds herself living the part she thought she was playing.


Spike Lee Checks Under The Hood In The Blistering 'BlacKkKlansman'

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Critic Bob Mondello calls Spike Lee's latest, about a black cop who infiltrates the Klan in the '70s, "his most ferociously entertaining (and just plain ferocious) film in years."


Review: 'The Miseducation Of Cameron Post'

Friday, August 03, 2018

A review of The Miseducation of Cameron Posta film about gay-conversion therapies, starring Chloe Grace Moretz.


In 'The Captain,' Clothes Make The Man — And The Monster

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A German deserter in the waning days of World War II dons a discarded Nazi officer's uniform for warmth, but soon finds himself wielding its authority with unnerving and violent cruelty.


'Far From The Tree' Celebrates Family Differences

Friday, July 20, 2018

The documentary Far From the Tree chronicles the lives of children who are not what their parents wanted or expected.


In 'What Will People Say' A Norwegian Teenager Must Navigate A Clash Of Cultures

Friday, July 13, 2018

Immigration, culture clashes and divided families are all part of the cultural conversation in What Will People Say. Filmmaker Iram Haq based this story on her own experience as a young woman in Norway.


If You're Familiar With Bo Burnham's Humor, 'Eighth Grade' Will Surprise You

Thursday, July 12, 2018

YouTube star Bo Burnham is mostly known for the rapid-fire comic videos he started making as a teenager. Now 27, he has an impressively diverse resume that now includes movie director asEighth Grade, a film from about the moment when adolescence kicks in debuts.


Review: 'Ant-Man And The Wasp'

Thursday, July 05, 2018

A review of Marvel's latest comics-inspired superhero movie.


'Leave No Trace' Stays With You

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Will (Ben Foster) and daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) live off the grid — until the authorities find them — in a grounded, sharply observed film from the director of Winter's Bone.


Leapin' Lizards! The Dinos Are Loose Again In 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Friday, June 22, 2018

It's been 25 years and four movies since T. Rexes, velociraptors and their variously lethal cousins stomped on screen in Jurassic Park. NPR critic Bob Mondello says they're still stomping in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and are, once again, threatened with extinction.


'Incredibles 2' Will Empower Children And Their Parents

Friday, June 15, 2018

In the much anticipated sequel, Incredibles 2, the supermom heads off to save the world, while superdad stays home with the superkids. Guess who has the tougher job?