This week at Union Films there’s yet again another great line up of films. If you’re still having nightmares from last week’s horror films then this Tuesday’s film Red Lights might help as it follows the myth-debunking psychological investigators in a thrilling drama that’s sure to get you thinking. Following this we have the weekly Phoenix film, Le Havre, a heart warming tale of humanity as a refugee is taken in by an ageing shoemaker. On Sunday there’s a chance to catch comedy Friends With Kids and Disney’s latest feel-good film Brave
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) are at the forefront of studies into paranormal activity, debunking dozens of frauds by detecting ‘red lights’, subtle clues as to the real tricks behind the supposed ‘supernatural’. This work leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Nero) who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. An interesting blend of thriller and mystery, this film is not to be missed, especially by those of you who are interested in the paranormal.
Wednesday 7th November, 7:30pm: Le Havre:
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in Le Havre, Normandy, an ageing shoemaker takes pity on him and welcomes him into his home. Seductively funny and quirkily offbeat, as director Aki Kaurismaki is known to be, this French film has an added touch of heartfelt urgency and human warmth, just the thing to watch on a cold November evening.
Two best friends reach their thirties and decide to have a baby together whilst keeping their relationship platonic and avoiding the tolls children can take on romantic relationships, what could possibly go wrong? Staring a great cast of rom-com actors including Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph and Chris O’Dowd (all from the cast of Bridesmaids) this film is sure to tick all the usual boxes, providing humour and romance by the bucketful, so don’t miss out!
Sunday 11th November, 8pm: Brave:
Set in a Scotland filled with magic, young princess Merida is not exactly your conventional princess; an aspiring archer and wilful redhead she is determined to take her destiny into her own hands. But as her reckless decision to use magic causes chaos and unleashes unintended peril on her family and people, Merida must spring into action to set things right again. Funny and heart-warming as ever, this Disney film doesn’t disappoint and is accompanied by yet another awesome soundtrack. Embrace your inner child and enjoy what’s soon to become a household classic!
So there you have it, a line up to fill up your wintery November evenings, and the perfect excuse to escape your central heating deprived student houses! With comedy, drama and thrills not to be missed, head on down to your local student cinema!