OPENING NEXT WEEK
GODZILLA Yes, it’s another remake of the Japanese irradiated-lizard classic. But Gareth Edwards, director of the fine Monsters, is a man with an interesting mind. Giant green fingers crossed.
OPENING MAY 16th
IN SECRET Adaptation of Emile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin starring Elizabeth Olson as the depressive title character. Oscar Isaac co-stars as her dangerous lover. THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY Impressive adaptation of an under-appreciated (though typical) Patricia Highsmith novel concerning Americans in Greece. Oscar Isaac is back again, along with Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. A TOUCH OF SIN A prize-winner at last year’s Cannes, Jia Zhangke’s epic investigates various discontents of contemporary China.
OPENING MAY 22nd
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST There’s no reason the second part of Muppet Babies: X-Men shouldn’t be just as tolerable as the opening episode. The usual gang is back on board. HELI Disturbing, powerful Mexican film concerning a young girl who falls foul of drugs cartels and corrupt police. Amat Escalante won best director at Cannes. BLENDED Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore “blend” while at a resort for families. Sandler-regular Frank Coraci directs.