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.

Remembering Patty Duke, Hollywood's 'Miracle Worker'

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Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is the secret weapon for late in the film. She'll doubtless get to do more next time. Clay Enos/Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures hide caption

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Fun And Entertainment Are Collateral Damage In 'Batman V Superman'

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Arquímedes Puccio (Guillermo Francella) is brutal and dictatorial as the kidnapping family patriarch. Courtesy of Fox International hide caption

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Kidnapping As A Family Business In The True Life Thriller 'The Clan'

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A section of the only surviving script in Shakespeare's handwriting. Courtesy of the British Library hide caption

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Only Script In Shakespeare's Handwriting Urges Compassion For Migrants

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Catherine Frot plays an opera-loving socialite in Marguerite. (Also pictured: Denis Mpunga) Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Meet 'Marguerite,' A Tone-Deaf Opera Singer Who's Determined To Perform

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Zootopia takes on social annoyances in a way that will persuade the older folks to stick around. Courtesy of Disney hide caption

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'Zootopia' Makes A Pitch For A More Paw-fect Union Without Being Preachy

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Oscars Preview: A Look At The Diversity Problem, Performances And Predictions

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A War is freighted with moral quandaries, impossible choices and terrible consequences. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Navigating A Minefield Of Moral Quandaries And Consequences In 'A War'

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It's sort of a relief to report that Ryan Reynolds is finally coming into his own, superhero-wise, in Deadpool. Courtesy of 21st Century Fox hide caption

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'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

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Tensions flare when a local "best ram" competition results in a virtual tie, with Gummi's ram taking second place and Kiddi's taking first. Courtesy Cohen Media Group hide caption

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In 'Rams,' 2 Icelandic Brothers Tend Troubles Of Flock And Family

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Shirley Jones and Robert Preston star in 1962's The Music Man, about a con man who poses as a band leader. Warner Bros./The Kobal Collection hide caption

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The Iowa Caucuses Explained ... By Broadway?

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Encore: Films To Beat A Bone-Chilling Blizzard

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Gone with the Wind has sold more than 200 million tickets — most of them back when there were far fewer people on the planet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Superlatives Notwithstanding, Even 'The Force' Has Its Limits

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'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Scoop Up Most Oscar Nominations

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