Archive for April 24, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Directorial Efforts of the Decade (20-11)

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…)

Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #130 – “When Will My Life Begin?” from Tangled


130. “When Will My Life Begin?” from Tangled

This is your classic ‘princess introduction’ song, establishing Rapunzel as someone with dreams who is stuck in this tower in the same old boring routine who laments when she’s finally gonna be able to go out and do all the things she’s always wanted to do. It’s a great introduction to the character and a really solid song, if not of the caliber of some of the other ‘princess’ songs out there.


Pic of the Day: “Oh, this is the night and the heavens are right / On this lovely bella notte” (65th Anniversary)