Thomas J. O'Connell

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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Filmography

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