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.

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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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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Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda Dies At 90, Celebrated Resistance To Authoritarianism

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A Man And An Amendment Are Re-Examined In 'The Birth Of A Nation' And '13th'

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'Deepwater Horizon' Honors The Sacrifice Without Sacrificing The Action

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This Freshly Diverse 'Seven' Ups The Firepower

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Toronto Film Festival Unveils Likely Awards Contenders

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Hollywood Offers New Batch Of Likely Awards Contenders For Fall

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Gene Wilder Dies From Complications Of Alzheimer's At Age 83

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The First Couple's First Date Charms In 'Southside With You'

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Meryl Streep plays the title character, and Hugh Grant is her doting hubby, in Florence Foster Jenkins. Nick Wall/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Meryl Streep's Singer Has Delusions Of Adequacy In 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

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Tony (Michael Barbieri) and Jake (Theo Taplitz) are natural and relaxed together in Little Men. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Little Men' Puzzle Out Mysteries Of Friendship And Growth

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Zelda Fichandler co-founded Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Tom Fichandler, and drama teacher Edward Mangum. She is seen here with her husband in 1971. Courtesy of Arena Stage hide caption

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Remembering Zelda Fichandler, Matriarch Of American Regional Theater

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