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.

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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These Movies Offer An Air-Conditioned Escape From Summer Heat

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'Deadpool 2' Returns With More Trash Talk And Humor

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Has A Long Buildup But Offers More Background On Han

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Clockwise from top left: Sorry To Bother You, Incredibles 2, Crazy Rich Asians, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Annapurna Pictures/Disney Pixar/Sanja Bucko, Warner Bros. Pictures/Hopper Stone, SMPSP/Lucasfilm Ltd./Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment and Legendary Pictures Productions hide caption

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Annapurna Pictures/Disney Pixar/Sanja Bucko, Warner Bros. Pictures/Hopper Stone, SMPSP/Lucasfilm Ltd./Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment and Legendary Pictures Productions

A (very literal) mountain biker makes a base jump in Moab, Utah in the documentary Mountain. Greenwich Entertainment hide caption

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It's Not Just The Thin Air That's Breathtaking: The Documentary 'Mountain'

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Actors rehearse a dance scene for the 1968 London production of the musical Hair. Larry Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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'Hair' At 50: Going Gray, But Its Youthful Optimism Remains Bouncy And Full-Bodied

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L to R: Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Drax (Dave Bautista), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Marvel Studios hide caption

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In 'Avengers: Infinity War,' The Superheroes Have Their Work Cut Out For Them

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In writer/director Chloe Zhao's The Rider, Brady (Brady Jandreau) is forced to rethink his life after a traumatic rodeo accident. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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After The Fall: A Cowboy Picks Up The Pieces Of His Former Life In 'The Rider'

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What Made '2001, A Space Odyssey' Such An Influential Film

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Carol (Edie Falco) and Chris (Jay Duplass) share an intimate moment in Lynn Shelton's Outside In. The Orchard hide caption

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A Fragile Relationship Tested By Freedom In 'Outside In'

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