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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Two Ways Of Documenting Uncertainty: 'All This Panic' And 'God Knows Where I Am'

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Live-Action 'Beauty And The Beast ' Revisits A Tale As Old As Time

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Life and Alien: Covenant (both 2017 films) are about astronauts who have disastrous encounters with extraterrestrials. Pictured: Katherine Waterston (left) in Alien: Covenant and Jake Gyllenhaal in Life. Mark Rogers via Twentieth Century Fox; Courtesy of Sony Pictures hide caption

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Movie Twins? Weirdly Similar Films That Came Out Within Months Of Each Other

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Hollywood's Favorite Giant Ape Returns In 'Kong: Skull Island'

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Fred Gwynne plays Judge Chamberlain Haller in the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny. 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images hide caption

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How Do Americans Feel About The Courts? Let Hollywood Be The Judge

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In 'Logan,' Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Shines His Badge One Last Time

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'Get Out' Offers Sharp Satire Along With The Scares

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'John Wick, Chapter 2': A 'Violent Ballet' Of Action

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'Wheeler' Follows Life And Career Of Little-Known Country Music Singer

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Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) and Emad's (Shahab Hosseini) marriage is shattered in The Salesman. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Attention Must Be Paid To What 'The Salesman' Is Selling

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Then and now: In his new documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, director Lonny Price, left, reconnects with fellow cast members — including Ann Morrison and Jim Walton — from the 1981 Broadway flop, Merrily We Roll Along. DKC/O&M hide caption

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How A 1981 Sondheim Flop Turned Out To Be The 'Best Worst Thing'

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I Am Not Your Negro uses the words of James Baldwin to analyze American attitudes toward race. Bob Adelman/Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Studios And Audiences Had Lots To Celebrate In 2016

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'Fences' And 'Hidden Figures' Explore Race, And More, In Midcentury America

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