Getting close to wrapping the FB Awards now. Or closer at any rate. The Hero & Villain categories were easier than usual and you can click on over for thoughts on characters from films such as Iron Man, Milk, Happy-Go-Lucky, Entres Les Murs, WALL•E and more.
The inclusion of Let the Right One In might surprise some people --and if you haven't seen the film which comes to DVD in March, you might want to skip this paragraph (spoilers). Most people who love the film seem to prefer to think of it as a clever coming of age story wrapped up in vampiric darkness. Eli the girlboysomething with a taste for blood has invited a lot of sympathy in movie lovers and in her child friend, the bullied Oskar. She doesn't scream "I'm evil!" to everyone. But sympathy for the devil tends to be the most valuable tool in the monstrous arsenal. This is how most vampires suck people in (no pun intended) until it's far too late. I think Låt den Rätte Komma In is much much scarier if you divorce yourself from compassion and really consider what its ending projects for the young friends. To some degree the last 20 minutes or so play like typical movie wish fulfillment / 'revenge is sweet' happy ending. But in the not too distant future won't Oskar be bleeding teenage boys to death in the forest to feed his precious Eli, just like his predecessor, until he's old and grey?
Now, that is scary. Little abused Oskar as a serial killing Swedish Renfield. That's not a happy ending at all.
FiLM BiTCH Awards 2008
Page 1: Best Picture, Director and Screenplays
Page 2: Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress
Page 3: Visual Technical Categories
Page 4: Aural Technical Categories (and the nomination tallies)
Page 5: Acting extras
Page 6: Heroes, Villains and more...
Page 7: Scenes
Page 8: More Scenes (and nomination tallies)
Page 9: Reader's Choice