Movies with cinematographer Jim Denault

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Boys Don't Cry

On December 30, 1993 in Falls City, Nebraska, two men, John Lotter and Tom Nissen, shot and killed 21-year old Teena Brandon, along with two of her friends, Lisa Lambert and Philip Devine. Brandon, a young woman undergoing hormone therapy in prepa...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1999-10-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, ...
Dinner for Schmucks

There's something a little "off" with Dinner for Schmucks. The premise, borrowed from Francis Veber's 1999 French farce, The Dinner Game, hasn't improved significantly as a result of its translation into English. The film is sporadically amusing ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2010-07-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jay Roach
Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak, ...
Freedom Writers

The key to making a successful formula motion picture is to infuse it with energy and add a few original elements. The overall product might seem familiar but that doesn't mean it can't be an enjoyable viewing experience. This is true regardless ...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2007-01-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, ...
Maria, Full of Grace

When applied to an animal, the term "mule" refers to a beast of burden - a slow, plodding, stupid creature whose sole asset is that it can transport large amounts of cargo without choice or complaint. When applied to a human being, the word means ...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2004-07-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Joshua Marston
Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola Vega, Guilied Lopez, ...
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

To the extent that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is about cross-cultural pollination, try this one out: instead of “Opa!”, how about “Oy Vey!” Yes, they’re back, and not because anyone was pining for their return. The “lovable” Portokal...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Kirk Jones
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, ...
Pitch Perfect 2

Spoiler Warning! Because I reveal things about the ending of Pitch Perfect 2 in this review, I am duty-bound to warn readers in case they wish to stop now. (Of course, if you don't care, feel free to continue…) I am as far from the targ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, ...
She's out of My League

There are a variety of ways one can evaluate the effectiveness of standard-order romantic comedies. Mine is to ask three questions: (1) Do I like the characters? (2) Do I sense chemistry between them? (3) Am I rooting for them to be together at t...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2010-03-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Jim Field Smith
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller, ...
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The

The strength of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, like its unnumbered predecessor, lies in the appeal and complexity of the characters. The four friends who form the backbone of the narrative are warm, believable individuals. We like them. ...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2008-08-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Cast: Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, ...