Up from the depths, 30 stories high, breathing fire, his head in the sky, Godzilla, Godzilla… God I loved that cartoon, with or without Godzuki. This week with have one of the Summer Blockbusters in the shape, size and scale of Godzilla. They gave it to director Gareth Edwards who previously directed Monsters (2010) and it seems to have gone swimmingly!
Godzilla – Plot: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston
The Two faces of January – A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer.
Director: Hossein Amini
Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel)
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen
In Secret – Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering mother…
Director: Charlie Stratton
Writers: Neal Bell (play), Charlie Stratton (screenplay),
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange
A Thousand times Good Night – Rebecca is one of the world’s top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young …
Director: Erik Poppe
Writers: Erik Poppe, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg,
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Juliette Binoche, Maria Doyle Kennedy
A Touch of Sin – Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Director: Zhangke Jia
Writer: Zhangke Jia (screenplay)
Stars: Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng
And now the one I really wanted to see…