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Simon Morris sympathises with producers forced by public pressure to provide belated sequels to classic films, and wonders if a new sci-fi film is the exception to the mediocre rule.

Blade Runner 2049 returns to Ridley Scott’s dystopian future 35 years on, and the critics, generally, are wildly supportive.  Stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, and directed by Denis (Sicario, The Arrival) Villeneuve.

 Final Portrait is actor and now director Stanley Tucci’s tribute to painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.   Stars Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer.

 And Another mother’s son is a story set in the one part of Britain occupied by the Nazis during World War Two – the Channel Islands. Stars Jenny Seagrove.