Thomas J. O'Connell

Highlighted works

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    A landmark in changing attitudes to homosexuality on screen, Ang Lee’s frank tale of thwarted love between two cowboys was an international box-office hit.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys

    The imagination of director Terry Gilliam meets the star power of Bruce Willis in a fantasy inspired by Chris Marker’s haunting short film La Jetée.

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    This operatic portrait of a diabolical oil baron is a formal tour de force and a compelling portrait of all-American 20th century sociopathy.

  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    In the hands of British director Paul Greengrass, the third and most thrilling Bourne film proves that studio action movies need not be brainless.

  • 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.

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