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Reality on Film

People who go to the cineplex for escapism are finding that an increasing number of films deal with the very issues they're trying to escape. But NPR's Bob Mondello says the approaches to those issues this fall are as varied as they are inventive.

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Bob Mondello
Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.