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Midday at the Movies: For the Holidays, New Spins on Male Identity

Still courtesy Big Beach Films

It's the December edition of Midday at the Movies, our monthly feature about films and filmmaking. Joining Tom to consider the cascade of pre-Oscars holiday movies are two of our favorite film fans:  here in the studio, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday, who is also the author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies; and on the line from Manhattan, Maryland Film Festival founder Jed Dietz.

Today, Tom and the movie mavens talk about some interesting new angles on male identity that, as Ann has written, appear in a raft of new films, from Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and James Mangold'sFord v. Ferrari, to Marielle Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ​and Melina Matsoukas' Queen and Slim.

And Tom asks listeners to share their favorite holiday movies; he votes, as always, for Love, Actually, director Richard Curtis' 2003 romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, and many, many more...

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