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.
We’re starting with male lead performances, and there was certainly no shortages of those to choose from this decade. (more…)
176. “Firecracker,” from Vox Lux
Now we’re talking. This is a song you could hear on the radio. I mean, you typically do, since just about every Sia song tends to sound the same as all the others, but you know what I mean. This is a pure pop song, and it’s really well done. This may actually be some people’s preferred song from this soundtrack, which I could totally understand. It’s great. I find that most people either never saw this movie or dismissed the songs because they didn’t like it. But listening to them, you have to hear that they’re all very well done.