Archive for March 22, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Female Lead Performances of the Decade (50-41)

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: #163 – “Strange Love,” from Frankenweenie


163. “Strange Love,” from Frankenweenie

I love that Karen O is someone that contributes songs to movies. I have to assume that all started with Spike Jonze having her do the soundtrack for Where the Wild Things Are (which is great, by the way), and then she did “Immigrant Song” with Trent Reznor for the opening credits of Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo remake. But then right after that (and before Her, of course) she did this, a really nice little song for Frankenweenie, which I think a lot of us forgot actually came out.

It’s weird that Tim Burton got to turn one of his first shorts into a feature, but hey, we got a pretty decent movie and a really cool song from it that just feels like a nice montage song between a man and his undead dog.


Pic of the Day: “I just want you to stand there and admire me for a while. I just got an idea that’s gonna make us a fortune. I don’t know how I do it.” (80th Anniversary)