Ninja Assassin (2009, dir. James McTeigue)

An international police agency investigation uncovers the existence of a secret society of ninjas. Clumsy backstory and some awkward plotting aside, this is enjoyable and well-directed action fluff, with gonzo fight scenes galore and much spectacular CG-augmented gore.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017, dir. David Soren)

Based on the books by Dav Pilkey, this is a fun big screen debut for the eponymous captain. Superbly animated and never less than entertaining, there is much fun to be had here, even if it is based on a series of jokes about bodily functions. Parp.

Sequence Break (2017, dir. Graham Skipper)

A shy video game repair shop worker finds a strange circuit board containing a mesmerising new game. A homage to Cronenberg/Tsukamoto-ish body horror which doesn’t quite know what do do with its premise, and so goes the freakout route.

Okja (2017, dir. Joon-ho Bong)

A South Korean girl fights to keep her pet super-pig from the hands of a multinational corporation. Utterly enthralling ET/Pete’s Dragon variant for adults, drawing on Gilliam, Jeunet et Caro, early Besson, Buster Keaton and Studio Ghibli, yet is an original too.