The Verse’s Louise Conway tells us what she thought of The Shape of Water (2017). A dark delight, swimming with cinematic wonderment. The Shape of Water, the latest work by Guillermo del Toro, is dominating the 90th Academy Awards with 13 nominations and should be reason enough to be excited […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington tells us what he thought of Dark River (2017).  Director: Clio Barnard Screenplay: Clio Barnard Stars: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Joe Dempsie and Sean Bean Story: In the rural Yorkshire hills, Alice Bell (Wilson) returns to her old family farm following the death of her father Richard […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington reviews American political thriller, The Post.  Director: Steven Spielberg Screenplay: Liz Hannah and Josh Singer Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracey Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie and Carrie Coon Story: In 1971, classified documents of the USA’s involvement […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington reviews The Florida Project (2017) released 5th October 2017.  Film: The Florida Project. Director: Sean Baker Screenplay: Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch Stars: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera and Caleb Landry Jones Story: Precocious 6-year-old Moonee (Prince) and her mother […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). Director: Martin McDonagh Screenplay: Martin McDonagh Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage Story: Grieving mother Mildred Hayes (McDormand) rents out three billboards on the outskirts of her town to question why the police […]

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