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.
This Chris Hemsworth-led film about events following 9/11 hasn't won over all critics, but it has enough praise to be worth a glance. The Associated Press says, "Stirring and solid, 12 Strong is the kind of film that might make you think twice about January releases, and spotlights a riveting story in our recent history that many Americans might not know."
The Houston Chronicle calls this award-winning movie, "A pointed satire on athletic ambition and class conflict that's fueled by a biting sense of humor and a couple of knockout performances."
The Wall Street Journal says, "Paddington 2 is The Godfather Part II of Peruvian bear movies, a sequel that surpasses the superb original."
The LA Times says, "It's an exquisite reminder of the wondrous things that can happen when a storyteller of boundless imagination avails himself of some rigorous discipline."
The Associated Press says, "Like all of [Paul Thomas] Anderson's efforts, Phantom Thread is beautiful and intriguing, but it's also a film that is not unlike its central character: easy to respect and admire, and nearly impossible to fully love."
Newsday says, "Steven Spielberg's drama about journalism under fire is so timely it's practically a headline itself. Fine work from [Meryl] Streep and [Tom] Hanks throughout" Read Chris Vognar's piece on The Post and a related documentary, The Newspaperman.