Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee.
Martin Scorsese's glowing 1930s-set fantasy is another movie that provides a love letter to early cinema. The story follows newcomer Asa Butterfield who plays a young orphan who investigates the rich cinematic past of a reclusive toymaker.
Living among the clockwork behind the walls of a stupendous Parisian station, the youngster painstakingly renovates a rusting automaton that provides a link with his late, lamented father. Sacha Baron Cohen serves up the laughs as a pompous chef de gare while Chloë (Grace Moretz) is the young girl who joins Hugo on his secret quest. With some magnificent effects and warm hearted centre the movie has won over critics and cinemagoers alike. James Cameron called it a masterpiece...and the Academy agreed lavishing the film with no fewer than 11 nominations.