Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20: (12:30), 3:00, 5:30, 8:00
Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 24: (5:30), 8:00
WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her...Read more
Writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River” is a stark and beautiful and haunting 21st century Western thriller, filled with memorable visuals and poetic dialogue — and scenes of sudden, shocking, brutal violence. At times it reminded me of “No Country for Old Men” and “Winter’s Bone” and last year’s "Hell or High Water,” and (in the case of one character) it had me thinking about “The Silence of the Lambs” — but this near-masterpiece of mood and character study stands on its own as one of the very best movies I’ve seen this decade.
For all the character studies and moments of reflection and lament, “Wind River” never loses its identity as a gritty thriller. The bursts of gunfire are fast and furious and sometimes unexpected, adding to the power of such sequences. Sheridan now has three screenplays to his credit: “Sicario,” “Hell or High Water” and “Wind River.” That’s three home runs, three years in a row.
Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20: (1:30), 4:15, 7:00
Monday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 23: (4:15), 7:00
Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar (R) winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls's best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply...Read more
Poignant 'The Glass Castle' is a solid drama about family life
• 3½ stars out of four •
Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Based on a memoir by Jeannette Walls, “The Glass Castle” is a well-crafted drama about the comforts and insecurities of family life. The film reunites Oscar winner Larson (“Room”) with director Destin Daniel Cretton, who also helmed her breakout film, “Short Term 12.” Working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Andrew Lanham (“The Shack”), Cretton skillfully handles the film’s dual time frames to deliver a story that’s undeniably poignant but refreshingly free of cheap sentimentality. Larson turns in an engaging performance as a woman uncertain about just who she wants to be. But Harrelson comes close to upstaging her, imbuing Rex with a bold and intriguing complexity.
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