Film: Just in time with the opening of movie theaters in Palm Beach County comes the season’s most anticipated release, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Anything from the writer-director who gave us the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Memento and others would be a must-see, but Tenet is his most ambitious and audacious film yet. Part science fiction, part spy-versus-spy action picture and, mainly, a brain twister, this is two-and-a-half hours of challenging viewing, but there is so much entertainment value it is worth the challenge even if several segments are indecipherable on first experience. (Nolan fans will definitely want to see Tenet at least twice.) It stars John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) as a secret agent known only as The Protagonist, with a loopy performance by Kenneth Branagh as a Russian oligarch and a supporting cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Nolan’s good luck charm, Michael Caine. If nothing else, it is good to be back in a movie theater.
Theater: Boca Raton’s Wick Theatre is the first out of the gate to kickstart producing now that playhouses are allowed to reopen, albeit at a reduced capacity. Its mainstage offerings are still off in the future, but it began with supper club cabaret shows this weekend. The opening bill is a couple of dueling pianists named Mark and Clark who will entertain in the lobby through Sept. 19. The following weekend brings an Andrew Lloyd Webber revue, with a trio of local performers including Broadway veteran Jodie Langel. Tickets are pricey at $100, but that includes a three-course meal. For reservations, call 561-995-2333.