Won’t you take us to the bioscope?

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Won’t you take us to the bioscope?

The films opening in our cinemas this week

Critics’ choice

ALPHAAn epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, it tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. – Rotten TomatoesFAREWELL ELLA BELLAA local film about a girl, Ella, who embarks on a journey to bury her father and in doing so wrestles with the ghosts of their past. – sterkinekor.co.zaDOWN A DARK HALLInstead of provoking perverse terror, it invokes the fear of that first Ouija board we obtained at the time with the purpose of showing off that we were no longer children. – Paula Arantzazu, RuizCinemaníaTHE SPY WHO DUMPED METhere is fun to be had with this deeply silly slice of R-rated raunchiness, which boasts two solid performances and a breezy approach to the material. But the film struggles to balance its crass brand of humour with shocking bursts of carnage. – Josh Martin, Film Inquiry

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