A scene from 1945, a movie in the 2017 Jewish Film Festival of Dallas.

A scene from 1945, a movie in the 2017 Jewish Film Festival of Dallas.

SZILAGYI LENKE/Jewish Film Festival of Dallas

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.

1945

"By the time this taut Hungarian morality tale has run its course, all of the suspicious villagers will be damaged in one way or another. But it seems they've been damaged from the start. The bill has merely come due." Read Chris Vognar's full review.

Playing at the Landmark Magnolia.

The Incredibles 2

"Incredibles 2 may feel a little familiar, but it has too much wit, personality and sheer artistry to taste stale." Read Chris Vognar's full review.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

"It's difficult to watch the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? without falling into a state of reverence for its subject. Probably pointless, too. The Fred Rogers we spend 90 minutes with here is unfailingly kind, patient, generous and, perhaps most important, real." Read Chris Vognar's full review.

Ocean's 8

While not a perfect heist movie, many critics seem to agree that Ocean's 8 gets a lot of mileage out of its stellar cast of leading ladies. Entertainment Weekly says, "Ocean's 8's girls-just-wanna-have-grand-larceny conceit is the kind of starry, high-gloss goof the summer movie season was made for."

Hereditary

The praise for Hereditary has been high, and the film might keep you up at night. The Associated Press calls it "a movie so horrifying and good that you have to see it, even if you shouldn't want to, even if you might never sleep peacefully again."

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