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 directorial efforts of the decade: (more…)
138. “Gone 2015,” from Miles Ahead
It’s hard not to groove along with this one. Miles Davis, with a beat, and Pharoahe Monch rapping over it. And it’s over five-minutes long, so you can just keep grooving along to it. Ideally, this is the kind of song that every movie’s end credits should end with. The kind that makes you not want to get up from your seat and just enjoy the whole experience.