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.

A Simple Favor

The Associated Press calls A Simple Favor, "An often lighthearted, sometimes creepy journey through the female stereotypes of the genre, with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as guides who both delight in and subvert traditional noir archetypes."

Mandy

TheWrap says, "If revenge films are a dime a dozen, then Mandy cost a bunch of dimes. The plot is straightforward but visually, aurally, symbolically, it's a heavy motion picture that may be too much for some audiences to handle."

White Boy Rick

It's nowhere near universally loved, but The Associated Press says, "[Matthew] McConaughey is so good and emotionally affecting as Richard Sr., in both vulnerable and tough moments, that it might even catch you off guard."

Searching

The Houston Chronicle says, "Searching is like a refreshed web page, a new take on something woefully familiar."

Juliet, Naked

The Los Angeles Times calls Juliet, Naked "A charming film of an engaging, adult nature about two very different people trying to press reset in their lives, it is comic, heartfelt and smart as they come -- a rare combination these days."

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