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Jodie Foster patches the wounded in lively future-crime saga 'Hotel Artemis'

Jodie Foster patches the wounded in lively future-crime saga 'Hotel Artemis'

Apart from a few exteriors and some flashbacks, the pungent, eccentric “Hotel Artemis” confines its story to a single night, 10 years in the future, inside the beautiful ruin of a downtown Los Angeles hotel. Outside, the worst riots in the city’s history rage on; Angelenos are thirsty, punished for their presumed sins by a near-total lack of access to L.A.’s corporate-owned water supply.

Like the assassin’s den in “John Wick,” the Artemis operates under a no-kill policy. Unlike the swank quarters in “John Wick,” this one has been retrofitted as an emergency room facility for career killers, thugs and lowlifes, who are given code names based on their suites. It’s essentially the...

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