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Midday at the Movies: Oscar Noms, Sundance and the #MeToo Tide

Feb 1, 2018

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in Steven Spielberg's THE POST, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture.
Credit Photo courtesy 20th Century FOX.

It's another edition of Midday at the Movies, our monthly get-together with Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday and the Maryland Film Festival's founding director, Jed Dietz, who's just back from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. 

They join Tom in Studio A with a report on the mood at Sundance, as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to be a force at festivals and awards ceremonies.

With the March 4  Oscars ceremony a little more than a month away, our movie mavens also talk about which films live-up to their pre-Oscar hype, and whether or not the organization that awards the Oscars --the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- has yet become as inclusive as the industry it represents.