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.
The Associated Press says, "Flaws aside, it is a darn good heist, and sure to leave you with a smile on your face. We should be glad Soderbergh is back, hopefully this time for good."
Hollywood Reporter says, "[Nikolaj] Coster-Waldau ... conveys a strong masculine presence in both sections of the film, and it is fascinating to watch his transformation from privileged family man to hardened con."
The Girl Without Hands
This watercolor movie is more than just visually striking. The Los Angeles Times calls it "a welcome reminder that animation doesn't have to be synonymous with realistically rendered CG, but can be a means of artistic expression as uniquely personal as a signature."
The Glass Castle
Based on the acclaimed memoir of the same name, The Glass Castle is getting somewhat mixed reviews (as of this writing it has a perfect 50/50 split on Rotten Tomatoes). Dallas Morning News culture critic Chris Vognar liked it well enough, and The Associated Press says, "The film is both a tribute to parenting and a confessional of its absence. Like the book, it looks back without pity or sentiment. Unlike the book, it's got Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson, acting spectacularly."
The Los Angeles Times says, "When you find yourself anxiously scanning every background for suspicious activity, or wondering how a house full of people can suddenly seem so ominously quiet and emptied-out, you know the filmmaker knows what he's doing."