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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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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In 'What Will People Say' A Norwegian Teenager Must Navigate A Clash Of Cultures

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If You're Familiar With Bo Burnham's Humor, 'Eighth Grade' Will Surprise You

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Leapin' Lizards! The Dinos Are Loose Again In 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

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'Incredibles 2' Will Empower Children And Their Parents

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Despite Its Title, 'The Year Of Spectacular Men' Is Mostly About Women

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'American Animals' Uses Documentary Techniques To Tell Story Of Kentucky Book Heist

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