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Marvel’s latest sequel starts off sharper and funnier than the first, but loses its way in the second half

The Armeian Genocide deserves a better film but The Promise is the one it’s got and it may be enough

Germany

The film’s approach would surely meet with the institution’s approval: nothing is too structured, nothing is forced, no judgment is made and the characters are allowed to express themselves largely free of the imposition of narrative

United Kingdom

Despite sounding like the next Tarzan spin-off, this based-on-a-true-story tale is a striking success, starring Robert Patinson and Charlie Hunnam

Brazil

A film about missing explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett is set to spotlight the Amazon, finds Bridget Galton

Bridget Galton

The live action remake of this Disney classic is old fashioned, traditional and adds little to the original

The first third of the new King Kong film is fun and humorous but it loses its way when they reach the island

This is definitely not a superhero movie. Nobody wears shiny costumes; the fate of the Earth is not in the balance; there are no great CGI spectacles. It is a sci-fi tinged road movie, gritty and downbeat.

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