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…)
172. “Mother Knows Best,” from Tangled
Our third Disney film on the list and our first villain song. This entire movie has underrated songs in them. None of them reach remotely the heights that other Disney songs do, but they’re all much better than the usual fare in recent years. In fact, Tangled as a film is better than most people give it credit for. It’s a really good movie.