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…)
134. “Heal Me,” from A Star Is Born
Here’s our second Star Is Born song. Our second Alli song, too. Since the point is that the songs when she becomes a popstar are ‘lesser’ and are about her ‘selling out’. But here’s the thing… yes, they’re lesser than the other songs she sings with Bradley Cooper, but they’re still pretty awesome. I’m telling you, they went all out with the songs in this movie. Over 10% of the upper 3/4 of this list is just songs from this movie. That’s insane.