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Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (80-71)

I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.

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Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #156 – “Alive,” from Vox Lux

 

156. “Alive,” from Vox Lux

I’m telling you, this Vox Lux soundtrack has some bangers. This one’s sung by Raffey Cassidy, who plays young Natalie Portman in the first half of the film and Natalie’s daughter in the second half. Her voice in this is really impressive (you may have heard her sing a cappella in The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It’s also a very Sia song, which means it’s a very catchy pop tune, and the kind of song that you could have heard on the radio if she gave it to an artist for the radio. Which is exactly what this character would be singing.

Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (90-81)

I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.

These are my favorite male supporting performances of the decade: Read the rest of this page »

Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #157 – “Love Is a Drip,” from Band Aid

 

157. “Love Is a Drip,” from Band Aid

Our second song from Band Aid, and another song I keep wanting to rank higher every time I listen to it. The songs from this movie are so good.

As a refresher — this is a very underrated movie from Zoe Lister-Jones (she writes, directs, stars and produces) about a couple whose marriage is falling apart, so they decide to start a band, which helps them get all their angst and anger out in the music. It’s pretty awesome, and the songs are great.

Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (100-91)

I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.

These are my favorite male supporting performances of the decade: Read the rest of this page »