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…)
164. “I’ll Fight,” from RBG
You want to make sure your overly earnest, borderline hokey song lands? Give it to Jennifer Hudson to sing. It almost doesn’t matter what the lyrics are, she’ll make it sound great. Move this song about an inch to the right or left, and it’s awful. But this — I’ll take this.