Great Performances

GREAT PERFORMANCES: CHARLIZE THERON IN MONSTER (2003)

By John H. Foote Charlize Theron is a natural beauty with flawless skin, a shapely body, piercing eyes, she is woman incarnate. The first time I saw the film Monster in which she portrays serial killer Aileen Wuornos, I stayed for the second screening because I could not believe my eyes. Had Theron just given…

GREAT PERFORMANCES: FOREST WHITAKER IN THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006)

By John H. Foote The first time I really noticed Forest Whitaker, the towering young actor, was stealing every second he was onscreen opposite Paul Newman in The Color of Money (1986), portraying a pool shark. Playing with Newman’s Eddie Felson, he had convinced Eddie he was good, but not great when in fact he…

TOM HANKS: THE GREAT PERFORMANCES AFTER CAST AWAY (2000)

By John H. Foote For his magnificent performance in Cast Away (2000) Tom Hanks won the coveted New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor seeming to pave the way for a third Academy Award which would have made him the first actor to win three Oscars for Best Actor. Further he would have…

REVISITING THE DOORS (1991)

By Marie-Renee Goulet By far, one of the best Rock and Roll biographical movies ever made. “I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.” – Jim Morrison Fresh off the success of Platoon (1986), Wall…