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Won’t you take us to the bioscope?

What’s new in cinemas this weekend

Critics’ choice


EIGHTH GRADE
What it’s about
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school – the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year.
What people say
Fisher is fabulous in writer-director Burnham’s poignant, sensitive exploration of the challenges of early adolescence in the age of social media and constant phone use. – Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
In his sharp, smart comedy Eighth Grade, the director Bo Burnham understands that some of the most pronounced extremes of teenage-hood take place in that lonely room known as our heads. – Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes
PRINCESS AND THE DRAGON
What it’s about
On her seventh birthday, Princess Barbara discovers a magical book that transports her to Wonderland - an enchanted place filled with dragons and fantastic creatures.
What people say
The film is just a group of clichés from previous animations. If your children are old enough to have watched other animated films, then do not take them to see this one. – cairo360.com
THE RHYTHM SECTION
What it’s about
A woman assumes a new identity to track down those responsible for the death of her family in a plane crash.
WHAT MEN WANT
What it’s about
Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar.
What people say
The thoughts she overhears don’t, for the most part, have the snap of comic surprise. They just fill in the walking alpha blanks we already know. – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Viewers will know right away where this formulaic comedy is headed, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t pleasures to be found along the way. – Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media

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