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 supporting performances of the decade: (more…)
Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #148 – “The Rules Don’t Apply,” from The Rules Don’t Apply
148. “The Rules Don’t Apply,” from The Rules Don’t Apply
This is about as pure as a movie song gets. This is exactly what original film songs are about. The movie itself is a throwback, and this song sounds like something they’d have sung in a 40s movie. It fits perfectly within the plot, too. It’s deceptively simple, lyrically, but this is a great, great song. And bonus points for having Lily Collins sing it. It works so much better with someone who isn’t a perfectly-trained vocalist. This is another movie that people have basically forgotten about, but this song really does stick out as one of the best of the decade.