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.

First Man

The Houston Chronicle says, "While it celebrates the struggle and technological marvel that was Apollo 11 without resorting to empty histrionics, it's also a well-wrought character study of a man whose tight-lipped demeanor belied the emotional turmoil roiling beneath the surface."

Bad Times at the El Royale

The Washington Post says, "Part B-movie sendup, part noirish hybrid of mystery and black comedy, and all original."

22 July

Available on Netflix and in select theaters, RogerEbert.com says, "22 July is at its most engrossing and moving in its depiction of one brave kid, a victim of Breivik who was shot five times and lived, and that kid's eventual resolve to face the terrorist in court."

Black '47

The Los Angeles Times calls Black '47, "A visually arresting, Anglo-Irish western-style revenge tale that maintains a firm directorial grip on the foreboding landscape."

The Hate U Give

I said in my review of the movie, "The Hate U Give could be remembered as this generation's Do The Right Thing. It's one of the best -- and most important -- films of the year, even if you're not the young adult audience the book was originally written for."

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