Archive for March 17, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Female Lead 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 female lead performances of the decade: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #168 – “Frozen Heart,” from Frozen

 

168. “Frozen Heart,” from Frozen

And there’s Frozen again. You knew this was gonna feature prominently on this list. There’s not a bad song in this movie. Some people may prefer the trolls song to this one, but I just really liked this as an opening to the film. This totally unrelated scene of ice cutters doing this almost a cappella song as they work. It’s amazing and just sort of alerts you to the fact that this movie is gonna be good from the jump. It’s a great prologue to the movie, sort of the way “Arabian Nights” is to Aladdin (though nowhere near as good as that song is).


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Pic of the Day: “Nobody talks to children.” “No, they just tell them.” (65th Anniversary)