The Way, Way Back (2013, dir. Nat Faxon & Jim Rash)

A gawky 14-year-old gets a summer job at a water park to escape his dysfunctional family. A charming offbeat comedy-drama very much of two parts: a crumbling new family unit, and the escapism of the park. Highly recommended.

XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2016, dir. DJ Caruso)

Cage is re-recruited to find a satellite-crashing McGuffin. Self-aware but still dumb-as-rocks threequel, tooled after the latter Fast and Furious flicks in its teenage lad-friendly collision of heists, chases, and bikinis. Toni Collette camps it up in support.

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Unlocked (2017, dir. Michael Apted)

A CIA interrogator uncovers a terrorist conspiracy. Okay London-set thriller with a decent cast and some excellent location work; better at the nuts-and-bolts of tradecraft early in the flick than the last act move into big-stakes tomfoolery.

Imperium (2016, dir. Daniel Ragussis)

A nerdy FBI agent goes undercover to thwart a fascist domestic terrorism plot. Standard will-he-get-found-out scenes and some clumsy storytelling mar this otherwise proficient thriller, which takes some time to explore a spectrum of neo-Nazi subcultures.