Friday, June 23-Saturday, June 24: (1:30), 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30
Sunday, June 25: (1:30), 3:30, 5:30, 7:30
Monday, June 26: (5:30), 7:30
Tuesday, June 27-Thursday, June 29: (4:30), 7:00
Tuesday-Thursday showtimes at the Hi-Pointe Backlot
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide...Read more
'Beatriz at Dinner' is food for thought
• 3½ stars out of four •
The timely comedy “Beatriz at Dinner” questions the truth of the American dream. Working from a screenplay by frequent collaborator Mike White, director Miguel Arteta (“Youth in Revolt”) deftly balances subtle humor with sharp observations about class, wealth and power. And he has the confidence to go with an ending that’s as memorable as it is enigmatic.
In her best role since “Frida” (2002), Hayek is terrific as a woman who finds her values under attack. It’s a performance equally informed by reflection and rage. And Lithgow transcends caricature to portray a borderline sociopath who simply can’t understand why anyone would object to his brutally heartless agenda.
“Beatriz at Dinner” is a meal of a film, with plenty to chew on.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.Read more
'My Cousin Rachel' is a relatively creepy look at British cultural history
★★★½ out of 4 stars
Handsomely mounted, beautifully cast and tautly directed, “My Cousin Rachel” gives us a piece of British cultural history in the form of a chilling period mystery. Heavy with the weight of cruelty that we feel certain is coming, it shows that jealousy, suspicion and heedless desire may put even the most beautiful people in jeopardy, and that simple naiveté might have menacing effects. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier (whose bookshelf has given us such haunting films as “The Birds,” “Rebecca” and “Don’t Look Now”), it plays like a fever dream wrapped inside a sharp thriller. Set in rural England in the 1830s, it is about a love affair that slowly, surely builds to tragedy. Michell applies a Hitchcockian level of anxiety. We are kept as confused as Philip while he tries to piece together the puzzle. The splendid production design draws us into a world where fine dress could conceal dangerous thoughts, baleful intentions were expressed in the most genteel way and unrequited love could carry the darkest consequences. - - Colin Covert / Star Tribune
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