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.

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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Armie Hammer, Nate Parker and Jayson Warner Smith in The Birth of A Nation Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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

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Mark Wahlberg in the terse, tight Deepwater Horizon. David Lee/Courtesy of Lionsgate hide caption

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'Deepwater Horizon' Honors The Sacrifice Without Sacrificing The Action

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The updated, multicultural gang of gunslingers in The Magnificent Seven. Courtesy of Sony Pictures hide caption

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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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