Arthur Christmas (2011, dir. Sarah Smith)

Santa’s awkward younger son has to deliver an overlooked gift so that Christmas can be saved. Excellent, quirky and gently-subversive animation with heart and brains, delivering slapstick, pathos and some flashes of dark humour. Lots to enjoy, including shout-outs to other Aardman characters.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005, dir. Garth Jennings)

Decent-enough adaptation of the Douglas Adams radio series/book/TV show which suffers – inevitably – from over-familiar┬ásource material; the new stuff works best. The cast works hard, production design is great, and there’s a sense of affection for the material and Adams throughout.

The Limehouse Golem (2017, dir. Juan Carlos Medina)

A spree killer – The Limehouse Golem – terrorises London; four suspects must be eliminated. Theatrical and ambitious adaptation of the Peter Ackroyd novel with lots to recommend it. Not wholly successful, but interesting and entertaining throughout. Worth your time and thought.