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.
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Actor Paul Dano Steps Behind The Camera In 'Wildlife'

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In '22 July' Filmmaker Paul Greengrass Tells The Story Of Terrorist Attack In Norway

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Despite Its Incendiary Subject Matter, 'Monsters And Men' Is Sober And Nuanced

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Toronto Film Award Expected To Put 'Green Book' On Oscar Shortlists

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Highlights From The Toronto International Film Fest

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Burt Reynolds was known for turning down some high-profile parts, including Han Solo, James Bond and the lead in Pretty Woman. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Burt Reynolds, Swaggering Star Actor, Has Died At 82

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(Clockwise from top left) Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull and Maura Tierney star in Beautiful Boy, which is featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF hide caption

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Prolific Playwright Neil Simon Dies On Sunday At Age 91

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L to R: Jonah (Evan Rosado) draws while Ma (Sheila Vand) and Paps (Raul Castillo) drowse, in We the Animals. Paul Davidson/The Orchard hide caption

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When The Wild Rumpus Stops: 'We The Animals'

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'Madeline's Madeline' Toys With Viewer's Perception Every Step Of The Way

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Ron (John David Washington) and Patrice (Laura Harrier) strike power poses in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. David Lee/Focus Features hide caption

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Spike Lee Checks Under The Hood In The Blistering 'BlacKkKlansman'

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Willi Herold (Max Hubacher) tries a Nazi officer's gear on for size, and find it fits all too well, in The Captain. Music Box Films hide caption

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In 'The Captain,' Clothes Make The Man — And The Monster

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