Bob Mondello Bob Mondello reviews movies and covers the arts for NPR News, seeing at least 250 films and 100 plays annually, and shares critiques and commentaries on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine All Things Considered.

I Am Not Your Negro uses the words of James Baldwin to analyze American attitudes toward race. Bob Adelman/Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Studios And Audiences Had Lots To Celebrate In 2016

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'Fences' And 'Hidden Figures' Explore Race, And More, In Midcentury America

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It's more than just the titular character in I, Daniel Blake who get stuck in the red tape. Joss Barratt/Courtesy of Sixteen Films hide caption

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'Daniel Blake' Skewers The Red Tape That Keeps The Downtrodden Down

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In this scene from Rogue One, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is looking for her dad, who has had a hand in making a certain planet-killing super weapon you might have heard of. Lucasfilm hide caption

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'Rogue One': The Force Will Be With Those Who Love Battle Scenes

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Louis Hofmann (left) and Roland Møller (right) in Land of Mine. Camilla Hjelm Knudsen/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Land Of Mine': Explosively Understated

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Women Face The Unpredictable In 'Jackie,' 'Things To Come'

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In 'Lion,' A Man Uses Google Earth To Search For His Family

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Holiday Movie Preview: Lightsabers, Musicals And Jackie

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'Fantastic Beasts' And 'The Red Turtle' Bring Magic To The Screen

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In 'Hacksaw Ridge,' A War Hero Changes Attitudes About Conscientious Objectors

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Andy Griffith as a pre-reality TV star turned populist in A Face in the Crowd. Courtesy of The Kobal Collection / Warner Bros hide caption

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We've Seen This Election Before, In Classic Movies

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'Moonlight': A Cinematic Poem Of Love, Loneliness And Coming Out

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Rebecca Hall, haunting and haunted as TV reporter Christine Chubbuck Joe Anderson/Courtesy of The Orchard hide caption

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A 'Television First' Becomes A Compelling Character Study In 'Christine'

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Polish Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda Dies At 90

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Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died at the age of 90. Alik Keplicz/AP hide caption

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Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda Dies At 90, Celebrated Resistance To Authoritarianism

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