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Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (60-51)

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.

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Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #154 – “Ancora Qui,” from Django Unchained

 

154. “Ancora Qui,” from Django Unchained

Ah yes, the song Ennio Morricone wrote for Django that Quentin put during a scene of Leo’s slaves setting the table for his dinner with Waltz and Foxx. And I think Morricone came out and was like, “What the fuck is that about? You ruined my beautiful song!” But anyway, the song’s really great.


Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (70-61)

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 male supporting performances of the decade: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #155 – “Love Me Like You Do,” from Fifty Shades of Grey

 

155. “Love Me Like You Do,” from Fifty Shades of Grey

What is it with Fifty Shades of Grey having actually passable music? It’s really only the first one. I think they realized the bubble had burst after that and threw the rest of them together. But here, they actually went all out on the music. This is just a very nice song. It’s a nice romantic ballad that is way too good for the film for which it was written. I’m not gonna pretend like it can hold a candle to any of the love ballads from 80s movies, but hey, in terms of the state of pop music nowadays, this is actually a very passable excuse for a love theme.


Mike’s Favorite Male 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 male supporting performances of the decade: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #156 – “Alive,” from Vox Lux

 

156. “Alive,” from Vox Lux

I’m telling you, this Vox Lux soundtrack has some bangers. This one’s sung by Raffey Cassidy, who plays young Natalie Portman in the first half of the film and Natalie’s daughter in the second half. Her voice in this is really impressive (you may have heard her sing a cappella in The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It’s also a very Sia song, which means it’s a very catchy pop tune, and the kind of song that you could have heard on the radio if she gave it to an artist for the radio. Which is exactly what this character would be singing.


Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (90-81)

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 male supporting performances of the decade: (more…)