Archive for March 24, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Female Lead Performances of the Decade (30-21)

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: #161 – “We Are Sex Bob-Omb,” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


161. “We Are Sex Bob-Omb,” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This is the opening credits song and is just perfect. This is exactly what it needed to be and really gets you amped for the rest of this movie. I can still remember seeing these opening credits in the theater for the first time, as the camera pulls all the way back up the living room and behind the couch. It just brings you all in on the movie in the best possibly way.


Pic of the Day: “Wouldn’t it have been lovely if we’d met before?” “Before we did? Yes.” “We’d have got married, had a house and children. If we’d had children, Yuri, would you like a boy or girl?” “I think we may go mad if we think about all that.” “I shall always think about it.” (55th Anniversary)