• Representation In Love Actually

    Alice Bennett Love Actually is a very popular Christmas film, securing a place on multiple “Best Christmas Film” lists including Vulture’s, Independent’s and Entertainment Weekly’s. It features a star-studded ensemble cast and a variety of different stories that intertwine, with an overarching theme of love in all its forms...
  • A Festive Formula: What Makes The Perfect Christmas Movie?

    Emily Fletcher It’s an age-old debate: what really makes up a good Christmas movie? Does it just have to be set at Christmas or does it also need to have themes relating to the spirit of the season? To remain impartial I’ve avoided particular points of contention (like Die...
  • Love Actually: Live in Concert @ Theatre Royal

    Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in 2003, festive favourite Love Actually, follows the lives of eight couples whose stories are intertwined in the lead up to Christmas. Love Actually in Concert consisted of a live orchestra performing Craig Armstrong’s famous score, while the film was projected onto a...
  • Are Christmas Films Overrated?

    Ah, Christmas movies. You come and you invade our channels for a month a year. Us students gather round, begrudgingly watching them with that one flatmate who actually cares. Parents despair as their children, finding excuses in the winter common cold to bunk more and more time off school,...