Archive for April 11, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Female Supporting Performances of the Decade (50-41)

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: #143 – “Can You Imagine That?” from Mary Poppins Returns

 

143. “Can You Imagine That?” from Mary Poppins Returns

Ah, yes, Mary Poppins. The first entry for this film. I’m torn on the songs from this movie. Because, on the one hand, they’re fine. On the other… the original’s songs are great. But the fact that they hold their own is enough. This is a nice, jaunty song. I will say that I did have to rank it lower than I might have otherwise because I’m not the biggest fan of how Emily Blunt sings it. It’s a bit too cheeky for me. I’m sure Julie Andrews did the same thing and she’s emulating that, but the delivery of some of the lines is what kept me from putting this higher.


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Pic of the Day: “If only it was the picture who was to grow old, and I remain young. There’s nothing in the world I wouldn’t give for that. Yes, I would give even my soul for it.” (75th Anniversary)