Your time and money are valuable, so you should invest them in good movies. Here are some films in theaters this week that have been approved by our in-house critics and/or reviewers from elsewhere on the internet.


Many critics are praising Jamie Lee Curtis' performance in this return to the role that made her famous. The Associated Press says of the movie, "[It] faithfully adopted much of what so resonated in Carpenter's genre-creating film -- the stoic killer, the gruesome executions, the suburban nightmares -- what makes his Halloween such a thrill is how it deviates from its long-ago predecessor."

The Oath

Variety says, "Nothing spoils a family gathering quite like politics, and no movie has captured the way such debates can turn ugly quite like Ike Barinholtz's The Oath."

Read Chris Vognar's interview with director-actor Ike Barinholtz.

The Happy Prince

Rolling Stone says, "Director-actor Rupert Everett tackles Oscar Wilde in his later years, and proves this was the role he was born to play. Get ready to marvel at an award-caliber performance."


Los Angeles Times calls Galveston (the movie, not the place), "A muted crime drama that runs out of plot too soon, but makes up for it with powerhouse performances and a finely shaded sense of place."

The Hate U Give

I said in my review of the movie, "The Hate U Give could be remembered as this generation's Do The Right Thing. It's one of the best -- and most important -- films of the year, even if you're not the young adult audience the book was originally written for."

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