Kenneth Branagh and Daisy Ridley in "Murder on the Orient Express."

Kenneth Branagh and Daisy Ridley in "Murder on the Orient Express."

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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.

Murder on the Orient Express

This new adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel isn't particularly mind-blowing, but it serves as good crime story comfort food -- a whodunit that's easy to settle in with for a couple of hours. Read my full review.

Last Flag Flying

Our own Chris Vognar said in his review, "It sends the mind moving, to the links between Vietnam and Iraq, to the bonds of grief and friendship, and to what it means to serve a country and an institution that gives and takes away."

The Square

The Associated Press says, "The Square, where the enlightened and well-heeled are always gliding past beggars, remains a potent satire."

Thor: Ragnarok

The third film about Marvel's superhero based on the Norse god of thunder shakes things up drastically, taking the series in a more colorful, more fantastic and more comedic direction. It's a change for the better, but you should go into it with prior Marvel knowledge. Read my full review.


While the film itself has critics split, Tim Cowlishaw praises Woody Harrelson's performance as Lyndon B. Johnson. "Bryan Cranston's LBJ from HBO's All the Way last year is a towering and difficult performance to follow, but Harrelson fails only when he smiles. In those infrequent moments, he's still just bartender Woody. But otherwise, he portrays LBJ's frustration and dogged determination well throughout the film." Read his full review.

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