Stan & Ollie (2018, dir. Jon S Baird)

The ageing Laurel and Hardy reunite for a UK theatre tour, hopeful that this will restart their movie careers. Straightforward though handsome and respectful biopic of the black-and-white comedy legends, anchored by two exceptional lead performances and genuine affection for its subjects. Recommended.

T2 Trainspotting (2017, dir. Danny Boyle)

Mark Renton returns to Edinburgh, twenty years on. Confident sequel/reprise of the 1996 original. Plenty to enjoy and admire, even if there’s inevitably a spark of freshness missing.