Archive for March, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (60-51)

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: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #154 – “Ancora Qui,” from Django Unchained

 

154. “Ancora Qui,” from Django Unchained

Ah yes, the song Ennio Morricone wrote for Django that Quentin put during a scene of Leo’s slaves setting the table for his dinner with Waltz and Foxx. And I think Morricone came out and was like, “What the fuck is that about? You ruined my beautiful song!” But anyway, the song’s really great.


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Pic of the Day: “I knew you’d be back. They all come back for me.” (90th Anniversary)


Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (70-61)

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: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #155 – “Love Me Like You Do,” from Fifty Shades of Grey

 

155. “Love Me Like You Do,” from Fifty Shades of Grey

What is it with Fifty Shades of Grey having actually passable music? It’s really only the first one. I think they realized the bubble had burst after that and threw the rest of them together. But here, they actually went all out on the music. This is just a very nice song. It’s a nice romantic ballad that is way too good for the film for which it was written. I’m not gonna pretend like it can hold a candle to any of the love ballads from 80s movies, but hey, in terms of the state of pop music nowadays, this is actually a very passable excuse for a love theme.


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Pic of the Day: “There’s a story going around ’bout how some twenty Redcoats got killed by a ghost or some damn thing, carried a Cherokee tomahawk.” “Aren’t you a little old to be believing in ghost stories?” (20th Anniversary)


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.

These are my favorite male supporting performances of the decade: (more…)