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.

A Closeted Teen Struggles To Maintain His Double Life In 'Beach Rats'

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Rob Brydon (left) and Steve Coogan improvise exaggerated versions of themselves in The Trip to Spain. Rory Mulvey/Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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Friends Coogan And Brydon Take Their Dueling Impressions On A 'Trip To Spain'

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When a Native American teenager is found dead, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olson, center) works with local police (Graham Greene, right, Hugh Dillon) to figure out what happened. Fred Hayes/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Loss Piles Up Deep As Wyoming Snow Drifts In 'Wind River'

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In 2006, Al Gore issued a forceful warning about the threat of climate change in An Inconvenient Truth. More than a decade later, he's followed it up with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Jensen Walker/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'An Inconvenient Sequel' Is An Effective, Cautiously Optimistic, 'I Told You So'

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In 'Dunkirk,' Christopher Nolan Brings New Life To True World War II Story

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Step Inside A Movie Projection Booth To See What's Changed Since Film

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Katharine (Florence Pugh) is mesmerizing as she seethes in Lady Macbeth. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions hide caption

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'Lady Macbeth' Turns Sound And Fury Into Victorian Noir

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A Ghost Story unfolds in long, static shots, most of them without faces to hang onto. Bret Curry/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Grief Hangs Around At Home In 'A Ghost Story'

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In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Tom Holland's Peter Parker Finally Comes Home

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'Maudie' Paints Intimate Portrait Of Canadian Painter Maud Lewis

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Sally Hawkins stars in Maudie, the true story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, who painted cheerful scenes on whatever materials she could find. Duncan Deyoung/Courtesy of Mongrel Media hide caption

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Listen to the Story

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner arrived in theaters six months to the day after interracial marriage was legalized by the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision in 1967. Above, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton and Spencer Tracy. George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years After 'Loving,' Hollywood Still Struggles With Interracial Romance

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'Beatriz at Dinner' And 'Megan Leavey' Celebrate Women Warriors

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'When Time Was New': 'Wonder Woman' Brings Sunlight To The DC Universe

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Summer Movie Preview: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Rough Night,' 'Transformers'

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