This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, in a scene from " Paddington 2."

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, in a scene from " Paddington 2."

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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.

Paddington 2

The Wall Street Journal says, "Paddington 2 is The Godfather Part II of Peruvian bear movies, a sequel that surpasses the superb original."

The LA Times says, "It's an exquisite reminder of the wondrous things that can happen when a storyteller of boundless imagination avails himself of some rigorous discipline."

Phantom Thread

The Associated Press says, "Like all of [Paul Thomas] Anderson's efforts, Phantom Thread is beautiful and intriguing, but it's also a film that is not unlike its central character: easy to respect and admire, and nearly impossible to fully love."

The Post

Newsday says, "Steven Spielberg's drama about journalism under fire is so timely it's practically a headline itself. Fine work from [Meryl] Streep and [Tom] Hanks throughout" Read Chris Vognar's piece on The Post and a related documentary, The Newspaperman.

Hostiles

The LA Times says, "A tale of physical, emotional and even moral survival, Hostiles deals in people pushed to their limits and then some, individuals marked in the deepest way by the violence of the frontier." Read Chris Vognar's celebration of both Hostiles and another Western, Godless

Molly's Game

Tim Cowlishaw says, "There's a Scorsese or, more accurately, a David O. Russell-American Hustle feel to the proceedings as Molly's Game keeps us captive at the poker table from start to finish." Read his full review.

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