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 male supporting performances of the decade: (more…)
151. “Suddenly,” from Les Misérables
Ah yes, the lesser song they wrote and shoe-horned into the film version of the musical without a single bad song in it. Fortunately for them, this song is actually okay on its own, though when put amongst the masterpieces in the rest of that musical, really sticks out. Still, Jackman does his all to make it work and the song does what it needs to do. If you isolate the song by itself and don’t compare it to the rest of them, it’s a very nice song.