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.

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times: "[The movie is] terrific -- a quick-witted entertainment, daring and familiar by turns, that also proves to be sweet, serious and irreverent in all the right doses."

Mary Queen of Scots

Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service writes that the movie is "a sumptuous period piece through the lens of 2018 identity politics -- an intersectional and feminist retelling of the history. People of color and queer people have been reinstated into the historically white, heteronormative genre, and rightfully so. It only serves to enhance the character and story, and it feels radical and fresh."

Anna and the Apocalypse

San Francisco Chronicle says "Yet even if all these disparate genre elements don't always come together, the film exudes a zaniness and breeziness that make it easy to watch. In the end, Anna wants to live her life, and she isn't going to let an inconvenient kerfuffle like a zombie invasion stop her."


Culture critic Chris Vognar writes, "This is one of the best-looking (and best-sounding) movies in recent memory, a movable feast that gives the eye ample room to wander, to explore, to probe visual compositions in which something seems to be happening on every plane."

Ralph Breaks the Internet

"The six years since we last saw Ralph have clearly provided some time to reflect, because Ralph Breaks the Internet is smart, charming and funny while also being pointed, effective and very timely. There's a Fortnite reference and jokes about online makeup tutorials, but these things land with the incredibly tricky balance of making the story feel very "now" while simultaneously not feeling like it will be outdated in six months." -- Read my full review.

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