This image released by Lucasfilm shows BB-8 in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

This image released by Lucasfilm shows BB-8 in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

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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.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is funny, it's emotional, it's fast-paced and it has a good story to tell. It might not give you all the answers you want (not yet, anyway), and you might not like every turn it takes, but Star Wars fans will get off the ride happy to have experienced it. -- Read my full review


Some critics like Ferdinand more than others (and some don't like it much at all). Variety says it's the best of the year's big-studio animated movies. Others say it's just OK, but still worth watching. The Boston Globe says, "The good news is that while the movie is susceptible to some pandering, it also takes the story's charming core elements and gives them a contemporary luster."

The Shape of Water

Our own Chris Vognar says, "Magic is rarely far in a del Toro film, and for my money, The Shape of Water is his most magical film to date." Read the full review.

Darkest Hour

Tim Cowlishaw says in his review, "[Gary] Oldman does a magnificent job of showing Churchill losing confidence through the middle of the film before finding a surprising way to regain it near the end." Read the full review.

Lady Bird

Currently sporting a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and generating plenty of Oscar buzz, The Washington Post says, "Lady Bird is a triumph of style, sensibility and spirit. The girl at its center may not be a heavyweight, but her movie is epic."

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