Babel - Three stories: two which together make a gritty Hollywood movie with Brad Pitt and one that is out of the ordinary, powerful and great.
Casino Royale - Began with one of the greatest chases ever. Ended with me wishing that First Aid courses were compulsory for script writers. Fun, dark, Bond.
The Valet - Frivolous and funny.
Children of Men - A distopian dream. Deserves a cult following and a hearty recommendation.
Warning - the next bit contains major spoilers for Children of Men, if you are intending to see the movie read no further.
In Children of Men there is a scene where a woman carries her new baby, the first in the world for 18 years, through crowded corridors and a battle. As she walks through everyone pauses, some reach to touch, some drop to their knees, some just gape. There has been a miracle, everyone can hear it.
This is exactly how I felt when I'd just had my babies and after the births I've attended. There has been a miracle. The strange thing is that normally the world doesn't stop.