Tag Archives: holidays

The Alternative Christmas Film Festival

I'm just about done with all the X-Mas hubbub—the relentless advertising, the schmaltz, the earworms on a loop at the grocery store. And if you're like me, you have some ambivalence around the holidays, along with movies that celebrate Christmas. Sure, I'll probably watch about 30 minutes of the evergreen It's A Wonderful Life on one of its… Read More

My thoughts on Love Actually

  Earlier this month, one of my favourite film writers, Christopher Orr of The Atlantic, wrote a piece excoriating the Richard Curtis film Love Actually. It generated quite a bit of discussion, which Orr kindly gave a nod to in his follow-up piece. He even went so far as to debate the merits of the… Read More