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Curzon Bloomsbury

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The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW
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Beach Rats

Beach Rats
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eliza Hittman
  • Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge

Frankie (Dickinson) is a teenage New Yorker who hangs out with his mates, scoring drugs, chasing girls, and also meeting up for dark trysts with older men. Timeless tale about the struggle to conform; Hittman strains to avoid clichés and Dickinson brings just enough anguish and confusion to make Frankie a character you care about.

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name
  • 2017
  • Italy/France/Brazil/US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

Oliver (Hammer) arrives at a country palazzo in Lombardy to be intern to the family patriarch (Stuhlbarg), but he slowly forms a strong bond with the 17-year-old son Elio (Chalamet). Sensitive and sensuous love story which treats characters and audiences with respect; one of the best films of the year.

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov

Complicit

  • 2017
  • China / US
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Heather White

Documentary on the plight of a migrant Chinese worker turned activist.

Tue 28 Nov

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov

The Florida Project

The Florida Project
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Baker
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Moonee (Prince) is a six-year-old being raised by her trash-talking mom in a motel near Florida’s Disney World, where she and her pal Scooty (Riviera) terrorise guests at a neighbouring establishment. This low-key masterpiece is full of affection for its adorable urchins while not being blind to the occasional danger of their situation.

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov

Good Time

Good Time
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh

When seemingly no-good Connie Nikas (Pattinson) and his mentally handicapped brother Nick (Safdie) rob a bank, it sets into motion a catastrophic chain of events. A credible picture of criminality and brotherly love is given heart and soul by superb performances, especially from Pattinson as the desperate, quick-thinking Connie,

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
  • 2017
  • Ireland / UK
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sophie Fiennes
  • Cast: Grace Jones

Cinéma-vérité style documentary about Grace Jones, shot over a period of five years, switching between a dazzling Dublin live performance and scenes showing Jones’s vulnerability, humour, passion and anger. Fiennes doesn’t gloss over Jones’s more temperamental outbursts, but unmasks many more sides of her, including an emotional family reunion in Jamaica. Warm and memorable.

Fri 24 Nov
Sun 26 Nov

Happy End

Happy End
  • 2017
  • France / Austria / Germany
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Michael Haneke
  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

The story of a powerful, privileged bourgeois family living near Calais but seemingly oblivious to everything happening on its doorstep. It doesn’t quite have the hypnotic intensity of previous Haneke films like Amour and The White Ribbon but it’s bleak and pitiless.

Sun 26 Nov

Jane

Jane
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brett Morgen

Documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall and her mission to study chimps, made with privilege access to over 140 hours of previously unseen footage. The 83-year-old Goodall provides narration and the extraordinary footage is elevated by a Philip Glass score. Fascinating and revealing.

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • 2017
  • UK / Ireland
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone

Steven (Farrell) is a cardiac surgeon who finds himself being stalked by a creepy teenager, martin (Keoghan); then Steven’s family is threatened with an inexplicable sickness. Lanthimos’s trademark deadpan dialogue and dark humour exist alongside distressing flashes of cruelty. Chilling, powerful and disturbing.

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov

Mudbound

Mudbound
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dee Rees
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Mary J Blige

Jamie (Hedlund) and Ronsel (Mitchell) have returned to Mississippi from serving in WW2 only to find that the place hasn’t changed at all, which – since they are friends, but of different colours – makes it difficult for them to re-enter society. Immediate, visceral and relevant, with an exceptional ensemble.

Fri 24 Nov
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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
  • 1974
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Cast: Albert Finney, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

Famous detective Hercule Poirot investigates a murder aboard the snowbound Orient Express.

Sun 26 Nov

No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned
  • 2017
  • US / UK
  • 1h 51min
  • Directed by: Alex Gibney

Documentary about the 1994 Loughinisland massacre in Northern Ireland, in which two masked paramilitaries opened up in a small village bar and killed six patrons, all of them Catholics. Gibney’s meticulous approach provides convincing evidence for the collusion of police and the paramilitaries, but the wider cover-up remains out of reach.

Sat 25 Nov
Mon 27 Nov

Suburbicon

Suburbicon
  • 2017
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Clooney
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe

1959: in the dream community of Suburbicon, businessman Gardner Lodge (Damon) and his family are attacked in their home and his wife is killed. Then her sister (Moore) moves in, and suspicion is aroused. Jaunty, jarring mix of dark comedy and social commentary which never quite gels, despite a fine cast.

Fri 24 Nov
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Thank You For the Rain

  • 2017
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Julia Dahr/Kisilu Musya

Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya has been documenting the effects of extreme weather on his community for years. Determined to stop climate change in its tracks, he heads all the way to the UN Climate summit.

Sat 25 Nov
Mon 27 Nov

Trophy

Trophy
  • 2017
  • USA/UK/Namibia/South Africa/Zimbabwe
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz

Documentary about big-game hunting, examining claims by hunters that legalised hunting helps the local economy, and by ranch owners that the ban on legal sale of rhino horn keeps poachers in operation. Well-conceived, thoughtful, powerful and sometimes distressing, dodging knee-jerk responses in favour of rigorous investigation.

Fri 24 Nov
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Tue 28 Nov
Curzon Bloomsbury

This is a six screen Curzon which has undergone a major refurbishment (re-opened in spring 2015) with Sony 4K projectors and Dolby Atmos sound systems.

The redesign of Curzon Bloomsbury was completed by architect Takero Shimazaki who acknowledged the influence of filmmakers Peter Greenaway and Andrei Tarkovsky. The new furniture was designed by Eileen Gray.

This cinema, previously called the Renoir, hosts many premieres of Artificial Eye movies.

Russel Square is the nearest tube, and buses 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188 pass nearby.

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