The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington tells us what he thought of the Spanish dark fantasy drama, starring Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson, in his A Monster Calls review. Director: J.A. Bayona Screenplay: Patrick Ness Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell and Liam Neeson Plot: 12-year-old English schoolboy Conor […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington reviews Martin Scorseses’ new film, the epic historical drama Silence.  Director: Martin Scorsese Screenplay: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds and Liam Neeson Plot: 17th century Japan. Two Portuguese Jesuit priests (Garfield and Driver) journey to find their […]

The Verse’s Tom Hyde tells us his thoughts on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in his Rogue One review. Stars, war, but little magic. It’s clear from the opening ten seconds – with no text crawl in sight – that this, the first instalment of the Star Wars anthology films, […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington shares his view on the art documentary: Uncle Howard, showing at Brighton’s CineCity Film Festival. Director: Aaron Brookner Screenplay: Aaron Brookner (concept) Stars: Howard Brookner, Aaron Brookner, Jim Jarmusch and William S. Burroughs. Plot: Young NYC filmmaker Howard Brookner dies from AIDs in 1989, after finishing […]

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