- 139 min
- Directed by: Denzel Washington
- Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
Troy ( Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a long running time.
Tue 28 Feb
- Canada, France
- Directed by: Xavier Dolan
- Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel
After 12 years away from his family, Louis (Ulliel) heads home to tell them that he's terminally ill, but his family is highly argumentative. Claustrophobic, laboured and uncomfortable to the point of unbearable; director Dolan describes it as his 'first film as a man' but it's not nearly as good as 2014's masterful Mommy.
Tue 28 Feb
- Directed by: Barry Jenkins
- Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris
The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.
Tue 28 Feb
There's been a Curzon Cinema on this Mayfair site since 1934, but it wasn't until the 1940s, when the lease was acquired by the Wingate family, that the cinema began to get a reputation as one of London's top arthouse cinemas, showing foreign language films in comfortable surroundings. The current building dates from 1966 and has two auditoriums, one with 311 seats and the other with 101, and it hosts at least a dozen premieres every year.
The cinema is served by the 14, 19, 22, 36, 38, 73, 82 and 137 bus routes (stop outside Hilton Park Lane) and the Green Park and Hyde Park Corner tube. The nearest NCP car park is in Carrington Street.
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