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June 29, 2018

Director: Jeff Tomsic
Screenplay: Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen
Starring: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner
Runtime: 100 Minutes

★★☆☆☆

Tag has a fairly different starting premise for...

June 29, 2018

Director: Federico D'Alessandro
Screenplay: Noga Landau
Starring: Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman
Runtime: 97 Minutes

★★☆☆☆

You can approach the concept of artificial intelligence in a variety of different lights. From the antagonistic of Terminator to the childlike...

June 29, 2018

Director: Matt Palmer
Screenplay: Matt Palmer
Starring: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran
Runtime: 101 Minutes

★★★★☆
 

From the opening establishing shot of Calibre showing the cold and misty landscape of the Scottish Highlands, and the forbidding menace of Anne Ni...

June 29, 2018

Director: Stefano Sollima 
Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan 
Starring: Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Catherine Keener 
Runtime: 122 Minutes


★★☆☆☆ 


How would one even go about making a sequel to Sicario? The 2015 Denis Vi...

June 28, 2018

Director: Danny Boyle
Screenplay: John Hodge
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald
Runtime: 93 Minutes

Original UK Release: 1996

★★★★☆

In so many ways, Trainspotting is a film about the transformation of Bri...

June 21, 2018

Director: Frank Capra
Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Jo Swerling, Frank Capra
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers
Runtime: 130 Minutes

Original UK Release: 1946

★★★★★

In any other hands, the tale of George Bailey's rise, fal...

June 18, 2018

Director: Gary Ross
Screenplay: Gary Ross, Olivia Milch
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter
Runtime: 110 Minutes

★★★☆☆
 

If there’s a surprise to this gender-swapped rendition of t...

June 15, 2018

Director: Claire Scanlon
Screenplay: Katie Silberman
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Taye Diggs, Lucy Liu
Runtime: 105 Minutes

★★★☆☆

Considering the genuine lack of romantic comedy films being released in theatres this year (at least in the conventionally generic of...

June 15, 2018

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Screenplay: Broken Lizard
Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox
Runtime: 100 Minutes

★★☆☆☆

Super Troopers was a 2001 comedy film with a neat little hook for the time, where...

June 15, 2018

Director: Ari Aster
Screenplay: Ari Aster
Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne
Runtime: 127 Minutes

★★★★★

What’s instantly notable about Hereditary is what an insidiously different kind of creature it ends up becoming from the initi...

June 14, 2018

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: Joseph Stefano
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh
Runtime: 109 Minutes

Original UK Release: 1960

★★★★★

Smaller scale than his previous work on North by Northwest, Psycho is a...

June 12, 2018

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: Alec Coppel, Samuel Taylor
Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones
Runtime: 128 Minutes

Original UK Release: 1958

★★★★★

Vertigo navigates its absurd premise through a balance of theme and misd...

June 11, 2018

(The following article was originally written for The Film Magazine. This original article has been retroactively added to Whitty Stuff to complete categorisation)

With the release of Incredibles 2 on the horizon – the long-awaited sequel to the original 2004 box-office...

June 8, 2018

Director: Sophie Brooks
Screenplay: Sophie Brooks
Starring: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos, Diana Irvine
Runtime: 91 Minutes

★★★☆☆
 

The Boy Downstairs is what happens when you take a story that feels ripe for the more conventional brand of si...

June 7, 2018

Director: J. A. Bayona
Screenplay: Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, B. D. Wong, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin, Jeff Goldblum
Runtime: 128...

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