(PG) ★★★☆☆

Martin Scorsese’s rich venture into 3-D follows Hugo (Asa Butterfield), an orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris railway station in the early 1930s. With a knack for clockwork and a longing for family, Hugo spends his days evading the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) and engaging with the filmmaker Georges Méliès (Ben Kingsley) and his goddaughter (Chloë Grace Moretz). At its heart, the film is an ode to filmmaking and film preservation, making for a pictorially entrancing and quite moving picture.