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.

Alpha

The Boston Globe says, "The stylishly crafted film mostly succeeds in its engaging (and tagline-ready) ambition to chronicle 'how mankind discovered man's best friend,' even if its naturalistic strengths are swapped out for an exaggeratedly epic tone in the later going."

Crazy Rich Asians

The Washington Post says, "It will more than satisfy the sweet tooth of romantic comedy fans everywhere who have lately despaired that the frothy, frolicsome genre they adore has been subsumed by raunch and various shades of gray."

Read more from our own Nataly Keomoungkhoun: Crazy Rich Asians is a typical romcom -- and that's why it matters

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a modest-size film that performs a service opposite to that of Conversion therapy: It respects the vulnerability that accompanies the emergence of any young person's sexuality." Read Chris Vognar's full review.

Down a Dark Hall

The New York Times says, "With each new element, Down a Dark Hall reveals itself, with improbable delight, to be genuinely strange - a movie in which viewers can pick their own pleasure, no two spectators having exactly the same experience."

BlacKkKlansman

The Associated Press says, "It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years, from composer Terence Blanchard... It's a Spike Lee joint that is not to be missed."

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