Monday, October 24 - Thursday, October 27: (5:15), 8:00
Christian Wolff is a math savante with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King...Read more
'The Accountant' adds up to a winner
Fresh and delightfully offbeat, “The Accountant” proves that a thriller can be complex and nuanced while fulfilling its mission to entertain. Working from a screenplay by Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”), director Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”) delivers a film that deserves to be a huge hit — with plenty of thrills, but also an engagingly wry sense of humor.
Affleck is magnetic as a guy who’s found a way to make the world work for him, but who feels the need for something more. It’s one of his best performances. And Kendrick (“Up in the Air”), Addai-Robinson (“Arrow”) and Simmons (“Whiplash”) hit just the right notes.
“The Accountant” is time well spent.
- - - Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch • 3½ stars out of four •
Monday, October 24 - Thursday, October 27: (4:15), 7:00
The whole world knows the Holocaust happened. Now she needs to prove it. Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (...Read more
The fact-based “Denial” is a well-crafted and skillfully acted drama about standing up for the truth, regardless of how challenging that might be. Working from a screenplay by David Hare (“The Hours”), director Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin”) delivers a film that gets a bit bogged down in legal specifics but resonates with moral urgency.
Weisz, an Oscar winner for “The Constant Gardener,” has one of her best roles as the determined Lipstadt. Wilkinson (“Michael Clayton”) brings an avuncular charm to Rampton. And Spall, who is perhaps best known for his work with director Mike Leigh, comes close to stealing the film as the self-righteously despicable Irving.
“Denial” is a flawed but impassioned film that deals in big ideas.
- - - Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Three stars out of four •
An understated and wonderful St. Louis gem, the Hi-Pointe Theatre was built in 1922 at the incredible intersection of Interstate 64, Clayton Road, Clayton Avenue, McCausland Avenue, Forest Avenue, Oakland Avenue and Skinker Boulevard, today also the home of the world’s largest Amoco sign and just at the southwest corner of Forest Park. Continue Reading