Archive for April 8, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Female Supporting Performances of the Decade (80-71)

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: #146 – “See You Again,” from Furious 7

 

146. “See You Again,” from Furious 7

And there it is.

Half of you were thinking it would go way higher and the other half who know me probably thought it wasn’t gonna show up at all. Well, surprise. Here we are.

Here’s my issue with the song — it’s not touching. It doesn’t make me cry. It’s a really good hook and just an okay rest of it. But it’s the catchiness of the hook that fake Andy Samberg sings that keeps it on the list for me. There’s a good beat here and the hook is great. And for better or worse, people definitely remember this one really well because of that creepy CGI Paul Walker ending where they drive off in opposite directions. I’m not gonna fight it. It’s catchy.


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