The Essential Collection

A Deliciously Dark Christmas

The Essential Collection The presents are wrapped, the tree is up and you’re already sick of the Christmas songs playing in every shop you visit. What you need is something deliciously different to watch. A film that offers a more adult take on the festive season, or takes you on a weird but fantastical journey. So join us as we explore …

Horror – The Essential Collection

Ever since the dawn of film, Horror has played a part in its development. Acting as a mirror to our inner most fears, while challenging us to face the ghosts of our deepest anxieties and terrors. Whether fictional, religious or real, horror has played with the psychology of human fear, shining a light into the darkest corners of human existence. …

LGBTQ films – The Essential Collection

Last updated November 2019 For the LGBTQ community, film has long been a vehicle for challenging society’s pre-conceptions. While furthering inclusion and embracing a community rich in history, art and culture. As a result the film journey of the LGBTQ community reflects the history of its people. Not only providing a road map of discrimination and isolation, but also the …

Ten Film Alternatives to Watching Eurovision

It’s that time of year again when mediocre songs and flamboyant performances illuminate our TV screens. With the dreaded ‘deux points’ score for the United Kingdom having become a staple of Eurovision disappointment. So why not settle in with a large glass of wine and watch a movie instead? Movies have the ability to bring popular music, energy and diversity …

Coming of Age – The Essential Collection

Updated December 2019 Coming of age stories are integral to modern filmmaking and storytelling. Consequently offering us a window into the complexity, joy, frustration and urgency of teenage experience. While reflecting back to us the intense feelings and powerful emotions of the journey into adult life. As a genre ‘coming of age’ has housed some the most emotive and powerful …