The Great Performances

Acting is an art form, and behind every iconic character is an artist expressing themselves. The Great Performances is a recurring column in which Jacob Trussell explores the art behind some of cinema’s best roles.

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Bong Joon-ho's Mother

Kim Hye-ja and The Multitudes Behind Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Mother’

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Kim Hye-ja’s titular character was decades in the making.

anticipated films 2008 The Dark Knight

The Original Oscar Winning Clown Prince of Crime

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We look back at what made Heath Ledger’s Joker so remarkable.