‘Beatriz at Dinner’

Hayek and Lithgow Shine At The Table
David Warshofsky, Salma Hayek, Jay Duplass and Connie Britton in “Beatriz at Dinner.”

Do movie dinner parties ever turn out well? Certainly not in “Beatriz at Dinner,” the compelling — if not entirely successful — new film from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White, a pair who can deliver both subtle satire and didactic messages in equal measure.

Beatriz is Salma Hayek in her best role since playing the great Mexican artist and muse Frida Kahlo.

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