It's another edition of Midday at the Movies, our monthly look at films and filmmaking. Tom is joined today on Zoom by our movie maven regulars: Ann Hornaday, film critic for the Washington Post and author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies; and Jed Dietz, founding director of the Maryland Film Festival and a leading player in the restoration of the historic Parkway theater on North Avenue.
Among the new films spotlighted today are Tenet and The Personal History of David Copperfield (both showing on the big screen this week at The Senator); and these virtual (theatrical streaming) films: Palm Springs; Bill and Ted Face the Music; I'm Thinking of Ending Things; Kajillionaire; and the documentaries, The Fight, A Thousand Cuts, Desert One, and Coup 53.
A little later in the hour, Tom talks with Kathleen Lyon, the co-owner of Baltimore's venerable Senator and Charles Theaters, about the Senator's reopening last weekend, after being shuttered by the pandemic for the past six months. Lyon says plans are in the works for the re-opening of the Charles, which continues to host a virtual schedule of films.