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The Films of 2015. The 16th annual FiLM BiTCH Awards

PICTURE | ACTING | VISUALS | AURALS | EXTRAS | SPECIAL | SCENES 

 

BE WARNED. THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS

 

Hero of the Year
"James B Donovan"
Tom Hanks
BRIDGE OF SPIES
"Imperator Furiosa"
Charlize Theron
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
"Joy & Sadness"
Amy Poehler & Phyllis Smith
INSIDE OUT
Spotlight Team
Cast
SPOTLIGHT
"Susan Cooper"
Melissa McCarthy
SPY

Blessed with
:
Bravery. Patriotism in the best sense. Sly negotiating skills. Tom Hanks level charm.
Achilles Heel:
Bosses / public encouraging him to fail      
Side Kick:
Doug Forrester (Billy Magnusson)
Triumph:
Saves a POW and builds his own bridge w/ the enemy

 Blessed with
:
Courage, a righteous cause, and a worthy goal (the green place)     
Achilles Heel:
It's more Achilles Left Arm. Anger Issues. Also finds it difficult to trust anyone.   
Sidekick:
Mad Max (Tom Hardy) & Joe's Wives
Triumph:
Redemption. Keys to the kingdom.

 Blessed with
:
A wonderful host in good natured Riley. But mostly each other.  
Achilles Heel:
They don't realize they're blessed with each other.  
Sidekick:
Fear, Anger, Disgust, & an imaginary friend named BingBong
Triumph:
Teamwork. Learning the value of a full range of emotions.

Blessed with
:
Tenacious spirit, moral surety, crossed "ts" and dotted "i"s      
Achilles Heel:
Boston's dominant Catholocism. Let's not rock this particular boat.       
Sidekick:
n/a
Triumph:
Exposes the truth, presumably saving many future children from this horrible fate.

 Blessed with
:
Can do enthusiasm, low expectations.      
Achilles Heel:
Demeaning disguises and self-doubt       
Sidekick:
Chatty Nancy & Boastful Agent Ford. Though Ford thinks he's the hero.
Triumph:
Recovers dangerous nukes. Beds Agent Ford (what? It's Statham. That's a triumph.)

Runners Up

 

Finalists: Cinderella (Lily James) in Cinderella who is more assertive than past Cinderellas and also demonstrates that kindness is heroic; Finn & Rey (Daisy Ridley & John Boyega) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens though they're still in "being introduced and learning to be heroes" phase; Dr Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) in Concussion because fighting against the powerful wealthy system ain't easy or for the faint of heart (see also Spotlight);

Semi Finalists:  Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) in Ant-Man; Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) in Suffragette; Laurel & Stacie (Julianne Moore & Ellen Page) in Freeheld; The Avengers (Various) in The Avengers: Age of Ultron

 


Villain of the Year
"Immortan Joe"
Hugh Keays-Byrne
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
it
Various
IT FOLLOWS
"Kylo Ren"
Adam Driver
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
"Ultron"
James Spader
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
"Victoria"
Elizabeth Debicki
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

 Guilty of
:
Stand in for the Patriarchy. So what isn't he guilty of? "Who killed the world indeed?" Being impossible to satisfy "MEDIOCRE!"
Accomplices:
The War Boys. Religious indoctrination      
Sentence:
Disembowelment. Ew.

Guilty of
:
Sex negativity. Impersonating loved ones. Serial killing. Stalking. 
Accomplices:
Hormones.      
Sentence:
Drowning? A little unclear about it's demise. Can it return?

 Guilty of
:
Hero worship... only with villains. Patricide. Being Emo.      
Accomplices:
Supreme Leader Snoke, Captain Phasma, and the Dark Side... always the Dark Side.
Sentence:
On the loose

 Guilty of
:
Attempted genocide. Murders. Kidnappings. Coercion. Hogging all the Vibranium. 
Accomplices:
Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver
Sentence:
Obliteration by Infinity Stone

Guilty of
:
Slaying. (Oh and also murders). Kidnapping. Drugging. Arms dealing. Nazi symphatizing.     
Accomplices:
Her husband Alexander. Her utterly fabulous wardrobe.    
Sentence:
Victoria go boom.


Runners Up

Finalists: Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) in Cinderella; The Catholic Church in Spotlight

Semi Finalists: Millicent (Nicole Kidman) in Paddington; Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in The Hateful Eight; Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal) in Tom at the Farm; The Sharpes (Tom Hiddleston & Jessica Chastain) in Crimson Peak; The Indominus Rex in Jurassic World

Cinema really needs to step up their game with villains. So many of this year's films had forgettable or all too familiar villains...

 

 

Diva of the Year
"Carol Aird"
Cate Blanchett
CAROL
"Maria Enders"
Juliette Binoche
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
"Rayna Boyanov"
Rose Byrne
SPY
"Rome"
Jada Pinkett Smith
MAGIC MIKE XXL
"Steve Jobs"
Michael Fassbender
STEVE JOBS

  Turn ons
:
Therese Belivet. Martinis and Cigarettes. Rindy.
Hobbies:
Dressing fabulously for multiple occassions simultaneously. Road trips. Fine Dining.
Enablers:
Abby's friendship, Harge's money
Turn offs:
Custody battles.

 Turn ons
:
"Sigrid" the role that made her famous in Maloja Snake. Acting.
Hobbies:
Drinking. Laughing. Hiking. Being superior.
Enablers:
Her assistant Valentine
Turn offs:
"Helena" the older woman role in Maloja Snake. Superhero movies. Acting.

 Turn ons
:
Agent Bradley Fine. Money. Herself.
Hobbies:
Belittling people. Being fabulous. Dressing like a slutty dolphin trainer
Enablers:
Terrorists, Double Agents
Turn offs:
Boredom. 'Hideous abortions' of fashion. Anyone sent to kill her.

Turn ons
:
Her independence. Female pleasure. Male bodies. "White chocolate."
Hobbies:
Gathering her queens. Complimenting her queens. Serving her queens. Emceeing
Enablers:
Subscribers. Strippers
Turn offs:
Ghosts from the past.

Turn ons
:
Himself. Conducting the Orchestra.
Hobbies:
Ruining others. Building his own myth.
Enablers:
Joanna, Wozniack, Hertzfeld, Apple
Turn offs:
Apple II. Paternity tests. Being called out on his shit. Failure.
 

 

Finalists: If only "Brooke"'s desire to be a diva could make her a great one in Mistress America. She's halfway there. At least she's a self-absorbed 'Character'; "Yves Saint Laurent" (Gaspard Ulliel) inspires divas and is his own in Saint Laurent

Semi Finalists: "Victoria" Elizabeth Debicki in The Man From UNCLE; "Brenda Morel" Jane Fonda in Youth; "Lysistrata" Teyonah Parris in Chi-Raq; "Joy" Jennifer Lawrence in Joy; "Grandma" Lily Tomlin in Grandma

 

 

Sexpot of the Year
"Big Dick Ritchie"
Joe Manganiello
MAGIC MIKE XXL
"Gabriel Oak"
Matthias Schoenaerts
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
"Jacques"
Louis Garrel
SAINT LAURENT
"Lysistrata"
Teyonah Parris
CHI-RAQ
"Nathan"
Oscar Isaac
EX MACHINA


Tatum cedes the spotlight to his fellow exotic dancers this time, and Manganiello really steps up, selling the comedy and sexy in this pleasurable sequel.

Andie MacDowell gets it and then gets it.


 He's rich in all the ways that count, Bathsheba what on earth are you waiting for?

 

Loyal, Rugged, Handsome, Capable, Smart, Sexy... and kind to animals, too.


 Garrel's never been this sexy (which is saying a lot) and you know the second he smiles on the dance floor, finger in mouth, that YSL will follow him into any debauchery

 Will she 'do her duty and give up the booty?' No. "No Peace. No Pussy!" is an awesome rallying cry but it only works for a whole movie if you can understand how badly her man wants that "nappy pouch"


Sexier still because the role doesn't seem to call for the carnality he's constantly exuding. Those poor robots; you know he's nasty.

Now watch him tear up that dance floor! 

 

Finalists: "Oliver Lawless" (James Marsden) his desirability makes the world plot go round ;"Carol Aird" - Cate Blanchett has never been sexier than in Carol; "Margot Robbie" -Margot Robbie sending up herself as sexpot in The Big Short; "Magic Mike" (Channing Tatum) is shyer this time, handing much of the spotlight this time to his castmates and letting them handle the XXL;

Semi Finalists: "Poe Dameron" Oscar Isaac in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; "Bianca" Tessa Thompson in Creed; "Christian & Anastasia" Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey

 

 

Movie Poster of the Year
Love Magic Mike XXL Room Straight Outta Compton
Trainwreck

 More bright fun and titillating than the movie but a great "teaser" in both sense of the word.

Color scheme + Typography + Star + Pose + Joke = Perfection.

 How do you sell tickets w/out misrepresenting the plot? That corner in the sky is everything selling both first & second acts

Instead of riffing on the album cover, they riffed on the Parental Advisory Sticker. Brilliant insta-branding.

 Occasionally mainstream studio posters do it right. An attention grabber and super memorable.
Runners Up

Finalists: Crimson Peak (blue-red double exposure series): Carol ("some people" version); Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (hanging from the plane)

Semi Finalists: The Martian (profile orange version), Ant-Man (teaser all tiny or teaser with magnifier); Hateful Eight (painted white/blue version); Jurassic World (Bryce & Rex profiles)

 

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