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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:08:00 -0500Most musicals that close after 16 performances barely prompt memories, let alone documentaries. But Merrily We Roll Along rolled along so bizarrely, it became the stuff of Broadway legend.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:08:00 -0500This is the time of year when critics release their best-of lists. Usually, they pick the 10 best — but our film critic Bob Mondello couldn't narrow it down that much. He picked 18 of his favorites.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:25:57 -0500Hidden Figures is a true story about the African-American women of America's space program, and Fences is based on a play by August Wilson.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:49:00 -0500British director Ken Loach is both an award-winning filmmaker and a social activist. His latest film combines those passions.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:27:00 -0500Rogue One is a movie that's part of the Star Wars firmament. But it's not a Star Wars movie — it's a Star Wars story. NPR movie critic Bob Mondello explains why.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500Denmark's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is Land of Mine, a movie about German boys disarming landmines left behind after World War II.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a double-feature review of two films about women who find themselves in drastically altered circumstances in midlife: Things To Come, starring Isabelle Huppert, and Jackie, starring Natalie Portman.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:57 -0500NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Lion, a dramatic true story starring Dev Patel as a man who uses Google Earth to search for his family.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:25 -0500NPR movie critic Bob Mondello has a preview of the would-be awards contenders and blockbusters Hollywood will be opening as the rest of us open presents.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:26:00 -0500NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a critter double-feature: J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them and the Studio Ghibli's The Red Turtle.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:17:46 -0500NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Hacksaw Ridge, a film about a World War II hero who changed American attitudes about conscientious objectors.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:37:00 -0400Christine is a biopic about a TV reporter who committed suicide in a live shot.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:22:57 -0400Polish auteur, Andrzej Wajda, has died. He was a great of Polish cinema who earned an Oscar for his life's work, as well as a Palme d'Or, for a film about Solidarity that was made while the Communists were in power.