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Aigle
"Winter in Paris"
38s
15 Nov 2019
This well-shot commercial for outerwear brand Aigle suggests Parisians have missed a trick with their morning commute. After all, why put up with incessant train delays when you could mountainboard to work from the Sacré-Cœur basilica instead? Sure enough, the protagonist - sporting goggles, gloves, helmet, and a winter parka - hits the cobbled streets at top speed.

Lego
"Hot Pursuit"
30s
15 Nov 2019
Police corruption is alive and well in this tongue-in-cheek Lego commercial, as the boys and girls in blue tail a pizza delivery truck. As the human cast wield brickified megaphones and walkie talkies, the cops show their true colours and demand enough pizza to feed the entire department. A family-friendly spin on abuse of power.

People's Postcode Lottery
"30k a Day"
30s
15 Nov 2019
As Father Christmas flies overhead in his sleigh, the People’s Postcode Lottery van rattles along below. Alas, the game’s festive edition means there’s no room for presenter Judie McCourt. Kudos to her fellow door knocker Matt Johnson for keeping a handy snowmobile in his back pocket… and thus ends the feel-good story of the season so far.

Dobbies Garden World
"Surprise"
30s
15 Nov 2019
Garden centre chain Dobbies bid to cram another reindeer into festive lore - the, erm, imaginatively-named Dobbie. What this 30” Christmas ad lacks in originality it makes up for in charming visuals and stop-motion-inspired animation, as the so-called “tenth reindeer” plans a surprise party for the gaffer... and potentially adds his name to the sleigh team.

BBC Sounds
"Have You Heard George's Podcast?"
30s
14 Nov 2019
One of several films promoting BBC Sounds podcasts, this engaging piece of work is all about, well, getting the word out there. The spokesman in question is ‘Have You Heard George's Podcast?' creator George the Poet, and he prefers substance over style. This is illustrated by George sliding onto the set of the cheapest, tackiest game show around.

WWF
"Adopt a Better Future"
60s
13 Nov 2019
We've already seen Dogs Trust remind viewers that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas; now the World Wildlife Fund aim to do the same with another ‘cuddly' beast: the jaguar. The result is a 60" piece of stop-motion animation that takes us deep into big cat territory... and finds one member of the near-threatened species on the run.

E.on
"Let's Clean the Air"
60s
14 Nov 2019
The ever-more pressing issue of air pollution is explored in this striking ad from energy provider E.on. The brand present a wholesome summer scene - families playing in a sunny park - perverted by visible, ominous grey specks of pollution in the air. Director James Lees astutely keeps the visuals behind the VFX as light as possible, allowing the contrast to speak for itself.

John Lewis & Waitrose
"Excitable Edgar"
2 mins 30s
14 Nov 2019
The most eagerly-awaited commercial of the year has been released... the John Lewis Christmas ad - brought to you this year in association with their supermarket partners Waitrose. After last year's departure from the usual template, this ad is a return to the fold. For the fifth time, Dougal Wilson has been entrusted with the director's chair and for the fifth time he has delivered an exquisite tale sure to strike a chord with a public who genuinely anticipate this commercial with great excitement.

Debenhams
"3 for 2"
30s
12 Nov 2019
For better or worse, the days of someone like Ewan McGregor starring in a Debenhams Christmas ad are probably over. This year, the ailing department store chain pin their hopes on a colourful round of the name game, as well as a soundtrack by Fleur East. Always good to steal a march on that John Lewis fellow up the road, too.

Uber Eats
"Flipper"
20s
11 Nov 2019
A woman is so excited that Uber Eats now delivers McDonald's that she flips a table in this amusing ad. The prospect of getting McNuggets without leaving the sofa sends her into a Hulked-out ecstasy... which certainly livens up an evening in front of the telly. Quite whether deep-fried snacks are worth a glass of water to the face, however, remains to be seen.

Short Films
"Filterface"
3 mins 50s
13 Nov 2019
The proliferation of social media remains fertile ground for creative types, and directors Will & Carly are the latest to tackle excess screen time. Their short film is a nimble work of performance art that culminates in a disturbing feat of prosthetics. We won't spoil the reveal, but it may stop some viewers from abusing the Snapchat dog filter.

Tanqueray
"Unmistakable"
30s
13 Nov 2019
Tanqueray's discerning spin on a blind taste test starts in 1830 and finishes in the present day, with plenty of costume changes and lush period details in-between. As an orchestral soundtrack sets the tone, director Scott Lyon underlines the advertised gin's longevity as fashions change and interiors transform.

AXA
"Head Coaches"
2 mins 15s
13 Nov 2019
Last month, AXA underlined the importance of adults sharing their mental health concerns with others. Here, the insurers explain how staff at Liverpool Football Club are trained to provide support for children both on and off the pitch. Ben Jones's compassionate film also draws attention to W.A.T.C.H. - a mnemonic made up of possible mental health warning signs.

JGrrey
"Dreaming Fool"
3 mins 34s
12 Nov 2019
This JGrrey promo may take place in a black void, but there's still enough to maintain viewers' interest. Minimalist set design and vivid lighting are the order of the day here, as the neo-soul singer and her crew smoke spliffs, writhe on car roofs, and kick back on the sofa as if in some form of purgatory. Judging by her lyrics - "I don't wanna wake up/If this is what dreams are made of" - this suits JGrrey just fine.

Lidl
"Ski Wear"
20s
13 Nov 2019
Those ready to hit the slopes this winter can save some cash by acquiring their ski wear on a budget at Lidl. The infamous Middle Aisle is often a crapshoot - turning up anything from flip-flops to slow cookers depending on the day - but the supermarket assure us that functional clothing is guaranteed a spot from the 10th of November until the, er, skis fall off.

Alhambra
"4x"
3 mins 24s
13 Nov 2019
As the title suggests, this tricksy piece of work for Alhambra lager is played at four times its regular speed. Before the likes of Aaron Paul and Judd Apatow kick up a fuss, however, a more measured version is available to view on the advertised beer's website... which should answer more questions than its overstimulated counterpart.

NHS
"Winter Response"
30s
13 Nov 2019
Winter bug sufferers are encouraged to visit their local pharmacy for support in this vintage-style commercial for the NHS. Evoking the silent film era, the health service encourage potential patients to nip their coughs, sneezes, and chills in the bud... and, erm, possibly stretch the already-stumbling service further.

Tesco
"Changing Places"
85s
13 Nov 2019
The limitations of travelling while disabled are explored in this touching partnership between Tesco and accessibility charity Changing Places. Blue Supermarket have teamed up with the organisation to install more accessible toilets at their locations across the UK, and one family's story explains why it's such an important move.

Nubank
"Now You See"
1 min 38s
13 Nov 2019
Banking becomes even more of a dystopian nightmare than usual in this ominous commercial for Brazilian financial institution Nubank. People's faces are replaced with blank, featureless masks as a woman makes her way to work, unimpeded by the anonymous masses as she, too, is one of them. An unusual customer, however, makes her see things differently.

Vauxhall Astra
"Light"
30s
11 Nov 2019
We've seen parodies of Diet Coke's 'Window Cleaner' ad before, but this commercial from Vauxhall may be the most brazen one yet. From the quintessential Nineties attire to Etta James's enduring soundtrack, the marque want us to party like it's 1994 all over again... or, erm, drive with greater fuel efficiency at least.

LinkedIn
"Leah Brier"
30s
11 Nov 2019
LinkedIn continue to pitch themselves as a one-stop shop for networkers and jobseekers alike with this 30" ad starring Leah Brier. The Lancastrian proves an engaging spokeswoman, as she explains her decision to ditch life in the big city and pursue a more fulfilling career as a hospice fundraiser via the advertised website.

B & Q
"Quiche"
30s
11 Nov 2019
This ill-conceived B&Q ad claims a woman's place is in the kitchen… whether she owns it or not. Sure enough, the protagonist can't resist making a quiche in one of the retailer's display units, only to be told off by a bemused-slash-concerned employee. Presenting her as some kind of delusional mother only raises further questions.

23andMe
"Gene Headquarters"
20s
11 Nov 2019
Good news, folks - 23andMe are offering discounts on their DNA kits just in time for long-buried family secrets to be revealed at Christmas. While this colourful look at Gene Headquarters and the brand's focus on uncovering health risks makes things feel wholesome enough, it might be worth remembering that these services do make mistakes before confronting anyone at a festive family do.

BBC Sounds
"Tunnel 29"
30s
12 Nov 2019
This well realised trail for the BBC's ‘Tunnel 29' podcast brings viewers face-to-face with Joachim Rudolph - a man who crawled back into East Germany to help others escape communist rule. Hostile sound design and director Matt Rhodes's claustrophobic visuals offer a tactile insight into life underground and under threat.

Prada
"James Massiah & Tremaine Emory"
68s
12 Nov 2019
Prada and culture magazine POCC introduce two of their latest collaborators in this surface-level film. Musician and poet James Massiah and designer Tremaine Emory offer intriguing snippets of their respective outlooks on life and art, though it would be helpful to know more about the exhibition/installation they're involved in.

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