It’s usually logical that the more recent we’ve seen a film; the more likely we are to remember it. But, that doesn’t usually work for me. My favourites don’t always end up being my favourites instantaneously but grow into treasures after months (sometimes years) of careful perusal. I suppose, for this reason, I should have just excised 2009 performances from being eligible for consideration but it wouldn’t be performances of the decade with nine years. And I couldn’t leave out Carey or this inclusion, which is not merely coincidental but well deserved.
#10 Ben Whishaw in Bright Star (2009)
Bright Star has not been wholly loved by you bloggers? And I suppose that it’s not really the story of Keats – but that doesn’t make the performance any less laudable. It’s good regardless of what category you place it in. Right?