Movies with cinematographer Ben Smithard

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Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light is a one-third Bruce Springsteen hagiography, one-third kitschy ‘80s recreation, and one-third feel-good father/son coming together. Surprisingly, however, it works. The movie combines an infectious spirit with a serious...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Racial Slurs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Musical
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Viveik Kalra, Aaron Phagura, Nell Williams, ...
Downton Abbey

If you don’t know who the Earl of Grantham is, you can probably stop here. If you don’t know Lady Mary’s tragic history, this movie may not be for you. And if you aren’t breathlessly awaiting the next cutting quip from Lady Violet, the...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, ...
Father, The

Most films about characters with dementia focus on the impact the condition has on the afflicted individual’s loved one(s). The Father, however, attempts to present the situation from the perspective of someone suffering from dementia. To ac...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-05-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Florian Zeller
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, ...
Goodbye Christopher Robin

When reading the Winnie the Pooh books as a child, I remember being amazed by the revelation that Christopher Robin was a “real” boy. That caused me to wonder whether all the animals were real, too. Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the sto...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, ...
Man Who Invented Christmas, The

The Man Who Invented Christmas conflates the biography of Charles Dickens (at least until 1843) with the events of one of his seminal works, A Christmas Carol. Watching the film leads one to the conclusion that, although the story might have w...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, ...
My Week with Marilyn

At first glance, My Week with Marilyn might seem like a salacious behind-the-scenes look at a mostly forgotten (yet high profile at the time) movie that had its share of off-camera drama. However, a closer examination of the film reveals an incompl...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Ormond, ...