Excerpt: As we delve further in to spring, we’re finally getting all of the Academy darlings on a home format. The latest of those is “Black Swan”, the much talked about/anticipated film by acclaimed director Darren Aronfsky. Mr.
Excerpt: There has been much written (and that I have read) on Darren Aronofsky ’s new film. More than a few people (and critics) have found themselves disconnected from the film’s events and although I loved the film, I can perhaps see why some found it so hilarious.
Summary: Unconventional from the first frame, The Black Swan is, if anything, a well-constructed movie that deserved the attention it has gotten. Just don’t try and pigeonhole the thing into any one style and you’ll likely enjoy the film as something unique and often powerful.
Excerpt: Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica who exerts a suffocating control over her.
Conclusion: If you made it this far in the review, then I’m surprised you are not wondering why I never once talked about the controversy of just how many scenes were actually Natalie dancing and how many were not. Quite honestly, I really don’t care.
Conclusion: Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan' is a masterful psychological thriller set in the physically and mentally demanding world of ballet. It's a beautifully photographed but genuinely creepy film that harkens to Roman Polanski's early works and features an enthralling performance from the young Natalie...
Excerpt: The Film Over the past week, Black Swan has received more press than it probably has since its inception. Did Natalie Portman dance or didn't she? It doesn't really matter. Black Swan is really about Natalie as an actress, not a dancer.
Excerpt: Perfection comes with a price, Nina (Natalie Portman) driven to the brink of self destruction and total madness in search of it. It’s not her fault, contained to a small world by her abusive, unrelenting mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who allows Nina no freedom.