The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016, dir. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan)

Sidequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, minus the first film’s lead. Oddball attempt to craft a continuation; good casting in depth helps a bit, but the story’s a secondhand grab-bag of old tales that have been better retold by others.

As Good As It Gets (1997, dir. James L Brooks)

A selfish author with OCD falls in love with the waitress who serves him breakfast. Splendid romantic comedy with a sharp edge, and a road-trip element. Fine performances from the three leads and a great script. Recommended.

Within [AKA Crawlspace] (2016, dir. Phil Claydon)

A teen fears her new home may be haunted; the truth is perhaps worse. Straightforward jumpscare horror which takes time to set up plenty of plot possibilities before making its choice. Some decent moments, though also a sense of being edited to the bone, losing some subplots.

Dunkirk (2017, dir: Christopher Nolan)

Cementing Nolan as one of the best directors working today, this is an incredible film. Surprisingly lean, this is still powerful stuff. Entirely lacking in sentiment, the depiction of the Dunkirk escape is both terrifying and unbearable. Amazing stuff.

Want some more takes: here’s Eamonn’s and Xussia’s reviews.