The Great Performances

Green Goblin is Willem Dafoe’s Tragic Movie Monster

In the dual roles of Norman Osborn and his maniacal alter ego Green Goblin, Dafoe pulled from classic horror to… Read More

Anne Hathaway Nails the Nuances of Sobriety in ‘Colossal’

As a woman in recovery caught between inner demons and gigantic monsters, Hathaway captures the unique struggles of staying on… Read More

‘Frailty’ is Bill Paxton’s Most Underrated Performance

Part devoted dad, part contract killer for God, everyone’s favorite character actor found the perfect balance of heart and horror… Read More

Mahershala Ali Only Needed 20 Minutes to Win an Oscar for ‘Moonlight’

Some actors need a whole movie to prove themselves Oscar worthy, but Ali did it in a fraction of the… Read More

Toni Collette Deserved an Oscar Nomination for ‘Hereditary’

She may have been snubbed by the Academy, but Collette made a profound impact on audiences with her captivating performance… Read More

Why Daniel Kaluuya is So Effective in ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele’s hit film was destined to become a new horror classic, but it's narrative backbone is carried by Kaluuya’s… Read More

The Impact Liza Minnelli and ‘Cabaret’ Had on Movie Musicals

As chanteuse Sally Bowles, Minnelli conveys the soul of her character through song, dance, and dramatic specificity. Read More

Terry O’Quinn is an All-American Psycho in ‘The Stepfather’

In this edition of The Great Performances, we celebrate the actor's work in his first lead role. Read More

Courteney Cox Gave Heart to the Heartless in ‘Scream’

Cox smartly resisted making her character, Gale Weathers, a stereotype of tabloid journalism by playing her with compassion in Wes… Read More