Archive for April 7, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Female Supporting Performances of the Decade (90-81)

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: #147 – “Wrapped Up,” from Vox Lux


147. “Wrapped Up,” from Vox Lux

This is the big song from this movie. We hear it twice during the film, first by Raffey Cassidy, as she sings it at a memorial and gets famous from it, and then again at the end of the film as Natalie Portman sings it. It’s a bit too Sia for me to rank it higher (I grimace when I hear the words ‘epic fail’), but the chorus is great, and Natalie more than holds her own with it. It’s just a great pop song.


Pic of the Day: “Wait a minute, haven’t I seen you before? I know your face.” “Get out! Or, shall I call my servant?” “You’re Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.” “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” (70th Anniversary)