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’


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


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