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    Colleen Cumbers

    Christmas adverts: capitalist emotional blackmail or festive escapism?

    Although spreading Christmas cheer, making viewers laugh and cry, and even tackling social and environmental issues are all well and good, the ultimate aim of Christmas adverts is to make more money for the company.

    Frantz: a wrenching tale of remembrance

    The French-German film Frantz, however, has gone unnoticed by many English-speaking viewers, despite being one of the most powerful films released to explore the after-effects of World War I.