The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM - DON­ALD CLARKE


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.


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.


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.

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