The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington tell us his views on the inspirational documentary Life, Animated -screened at Brighton’s CineCity Film Festival.   Director: Roger Ross Williams Screenplay: Ron Suskind Stars: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Walt Suskind, Jonathan Freeman and Gilbert Gottfried Plot: The true story of Owen Suskind, who developed […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington tells us his thoughts on the British comedy/action film in his Free Fire review – screened at Brighton’s CineCity. Director: Ben Wheatley Screenplay: Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley Stars: Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley Plot: 1978 America. Justine (Larson) has […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington tells us his thoughts on the latest intergalactic science-fiction film in his Arrival film review. Director: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay: Eric Heisserer Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg Plot: 12 identical shell-shaped alien spacecraft descend over different locations around Earth, throwing the world […]

The Verse’s Oliver Pendlington reviews American Honey, starring Shia LaBeouf and Sasha Lane in this coming-of-age story that’s drawn comparisons to Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. Director: Andrea Arnold Screenplay: Andrea Arnold Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, Arielle Holmes Plot: Tired of her poverty-stricken home and life, teenager Star (Lane) joins a […]

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