Cinema is Dead

In the second of our series looking at the supposed death of traditional communities, Essential Journal's cinema writer, Tom Williams looks at the rise of Netfl...

Tom Ford

The last ten years of Tom Ford has seen him return to womenswear, expand his bricks and mortar empire as well as launch his e-commerce site and tailor the wardr...

Allerton Manor

Tucked away in the leafy suburban haven of Allerton, South Liverpool, sits Allerton Manor, an estate steeped in local history and brimming with promise. Home to Allerton Park Municipal golf course, a well-loved local treasure of well-trodden fairways...
Robert De Niro The Irishman

CGI Actors in Film: A Tribute or an Insult?

CGI has been an ever-growing asset of filmmaking in the modern era, but recently there has been a vogue for making actors appear as their younger selves and even resurrecting deceased actors. Is this incorporation a harmless novelty or the future of ...

Print is Dead

Rock'n'Roll has been dying a death since the 1970s. Today, it seems the idea of a whole community being dead has turned into somewhat of a brand. In the first o...

CREATING A COCKTAIL LIST FOR A RESTAURANT

Anxiety and self-doubt... Me on a good day. But during the challenge of creating my first cocktail menu for Maray, these feelings were off the scale. Alongside excitement and a massive flow of creativity of course, but loads of the first two. As I'm ...

Romance in the Heart of the City

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, it can be quite overwhelming deciding where to go and what to do as there are so many places, new restaurants and sometimes the whole notion of Valentine’s Day is a little bit sickly. Another conundrum...