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Curzon Competition

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED, THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. Win an Early Bird Membership for the Curzon

NOW CLOSED. Fancy winning a Curzon membership worth £60?

Tell us what your favourite film of 2017 has been and why to be in with a chance of winning.

Early Bird Membership Perks:

- A one year cinema Membership active from the opening date

- 2 extra free tickets - so you get 6 free tickets instead of our standard 4!

- A free glass of Moët & Chandon champagne in the opening week when you come in to collect your membership card

- PLUS all of the other standard Membership perks

Competition ends on Monday 4th December.

Entries so far:

Bladerunner 2049. This is a great tribute to Ridley Scott's original cult movie.

The Death of Stalin

Fantastic film that managed to be both funny and horrifying, often simultaneously.

Manchester by the Sea, because it melted my heart and focused on the human condition with all its weaknesses and deliciate emotions. None of us are perfect, but this film was. It felt more like a play then a Hollywood film.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2. I am Groot.

Bladerunner 2049

A massive, captivating sci-fi epic, this film raises issues and operates at a scale unmatched by anything else released in 2017. The narrative muses on the nature of consciousness, love, mortality, morality and authenticity. It is a testament to the extensiveness of science fiction and the potential of filmmaking. It is exhilariting, moving, and disturbing in equal measures. Everything from the costume, set design, soundtrack, performance and the direction is impeccable but the true hero of this film is the breathtaking, jaw-dropping cinematography. Incredible.

A Man Called Ove - we saw it at the cinema (the best way) and it was a laugh out loud delight from start to finish. It's a touching and heartwarming story of how neighbours - and a cat - help a gruff older man through his grief for the loss of his wife. Well worth a watch.

The Death of Stalin - A satire on the real life effects of a state becoming invested in the body of one man and his attendant lickspittles. Armando Iannucci manages to perform a rare balancing with this film, which is snortingly, stupidly funny while not sweeping the cruel realities of actual events out of sight. Simon Russell Beale as the perversely inhumane Beria is a menacing standout amongst a strong and unexpected cast.

The Big Sick - funny and touching, based on a real story!

Atomic Blonde - Undercover agent trying to save her so-called compatriots during the Cold War. Amazing action scenes, and there was so many twist to the plot of the story you get many heart-stopping moments. Fight scenes were choreographed well! Overall my favourite action movie of the year!

And the winner is...

Logan - An excellent addition to the 'Superhero' genre which completely subverts the expectations and tropes that the current trend of Marvel and DC movies have set. A must-see for anyone who wants to see a comic-book adaptation that feels a bit more down-to-earth than its siblings. Very real and visceral action scenes combined with a deeply emotional story. A wonderful way to end the Wolverine saga. Highly recommend the noir version.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Such a moving film and a true story about the relationship between the actress Gloria Grahame - played by Annette Benning - and the much younger, Peter, played by Jamie Bell. The film brings together Jamie Bell and Julie Walters - who plays his mother Bella - for the first time since the acclaimed Billy Elliott 17 years ago! The film takes place in Liverpool in the early 1980s and captures the atmosphere in the city at the time. It is worth going to see if only for the wallpaper which is just like that hidden behind our bedroom wardrobe today .

Manchester By The Sea

I was utterly gripped by this completely convincing human drama, no crass Hollywood stereotypes or tired, off-the-peg storylines. Wonderful acting and direction, an authentic emotional experience - the opposite of a forgettable film...

Paddington 2. Seriously charming, felt like it was directed by Wes Anderson, an all star cast and no joke was ever dropped. Everything came back in what was hilarious from start to finish. Hilarious for all not just child friendly.

Lion - a brilliantly acted and very moving true story. Amazing film and the best of the year by far!

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Fun, exciting, fantastical with a great story. Never a dull moment with this superhero team!

Wind River because it inspired me to learn about the Native Americans and the oppression they’ve faced over the centuries.

Blade Runner 2049 - Beautifully crafted, with outstanding achievement in visuals, audio and storytelling. Almost three hours that took me to another dimension, in which all the scenes were meaningful and compelling. In an era of countless film sequels, Blade Runner 2049 stands tall as a masterpiece of its own.

Blade Runner 2049. The sound alone practically blew me out of my seat!

The Death of Stalin -

An incredible cast being used brilliantly by Armando Iannucci in a film that balanced comedy with some of the realities of the history perfectly.

Baby Driver - great story, amazing action and fantastic soundtrack!

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