- RFT'S 2014 Best Movie Theater
- Neighborhood Business of the Year
- STL Magazine A-List winner
- Best Theater Marquee
- Best Urinals
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
• 4 stars out of four •
Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Subversive, irreverent and outrageously hilarious, “Sorry to Bother You” is arguably the first great comedy of the Trump era. Writer-director Boots Riley incorporates elements of satire, science fiction and horror to create a film that’s as unpredictable as it is provocative. And with his hip-hop combo, the Coup, Riley has come up with a soundtrack that’s likely to be a huge hit in its own right.
Stanfield, who played the character who yelled “Get out!” in “Get Out,” is perfectly cast as a guy who sincerely wants to get ahead but can’t help wrestling with his conscience. And Thompson (“Thor: Ragnarok”) turns in another first-rate performance.
“Sorry to Bother You” is an uncompromising and timely film of unapologetic brilliance.
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