John Roesch

Highlighted works

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan’s stylish second stab at Batman had a secret weapon: the late Heath Ledger’s show-stopping performance as The Joker.

  • Braveheart

    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson’s muscular, multi Oscar-winning epic sees 13th-century Scots rebel William Wallace lead a war of independence from English colonial rule.

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    A pair of fin-de-siècle showman-magicians duel in their personal and professional lives in an appropriately tricksy thriller, directed with panache by Christopher Nolan.

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The Wachowksi brothers’ virtual-reality science fiction epic marked a new high for effects-driven action sequences, and eventually launched a trilogy.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    One of the best-loved Disney films, this award-winning animation is a wonderful treat.

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    Fifty years after Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942), his successors at the studio finally came up with a primal animal fable to equal it.

Filmography

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