Movies with cinematographer John Mathieson

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Matchstick Men

Movies about confidence tricksters represent an old, although not necessarily respected, sub-genre of the thriller. Many of these films are cheap and cheesy, with silly plots and "twists" that are shaky and predictable. There are a few notable ex...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2003-09-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, ...
Pan

How's a studio to proceed when it wants to do something with a classic, family-friendly property but believes a straightforward remake to be redundant? The solution, as recently explored by several would-be franchises, is to expand the canvas. Ma...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-09
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mild Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, ...
Phantom of the Opera, The

I have never been a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenally popular stage musical version of The Phantom of the Opera, so it will probably come as no surprise that the film adaptation, which is faithful to its inspiration, left me feeling underwh...

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2004-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: MUSICAL
Director: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, ...
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu isn’t a movie. It’s a cog in a multibillion-dollar media empire, a soulless feature-length example of product placement at its most blatant. The so-called “film” never bothers to tell a story worth telling or...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-10
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, ...
Robin Hood

The tale of Robin Hood is one of several dozen Hollywood staples that experiences re-makes or re-interpretations on a regular basis by the motion picture industry. If nothing else, that's a testimony to the legend's enduring popularity. The most ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2010-05-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Matthew Macfadyen, ...
X-Men: First Class

The easiest way to summarize my reaction to X-Men: First Class is with a shrug. The movie is competently made (and not in 3-D, thankfully), has some nice action sequences, tells its story with workmanlike efficiency, and will probably please fans o...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2011-06-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, ...