Excerpt: I have to say that Black Swan caught me completely off guard. Watching the trailers I thought it was the typical underdog movie where a ballerina overcomes the obstacles and becomes the "Swan Queen". When I saw it in theaters, it was a completely a different experience.
Excerpt: Black Swan Director: Darren Aronofsky Darren has proved, well at least to me that he's one of the greatest current Directors, he really gifted in getting audiences evolved with movies that are rarely touched.
Excerpt: Movie: This movie was amazing every element of this film works together to make a dark physiological thriller. Black swan is a story about a ballet dancer Nina who has the Perfect role as the white swan but needs to fit into the black swan role to be able to obtain the role of the swan's evil sister...
A Beautiful and Aesthetic Experience for Mature Audiences
30 March 2011
Excerpt: Mature. I did not say old, I said mature. I have watched this glorious film with many different people. Certain persons judge this film based on its "perverted" sexual nature. However, I look at the film as a whole, great, big piece of symbolism.
Excerpt: The cinematic panache of Aronofsky's work can be attributed to the esoteric qualities of David Lynch or even the realms of psychoanalysis. However, he is nothing if but an assured visual sculptor; a brave and willing dramatist for the dark corners of our imagination.
Excerpt: where do I begin on this unbelievable movie! I just want to start with saying congratulations to Natalie Portman for winning Best Actress at the Oscars this year, you certainly deserved it with the performance you gave us in this, so Congrats!
Excerpt: This is the most disturbingly beautiful film to be released since Mulholland Drive. The story about a ballerinas strive for perfection might seem like an awfuly boring movie but in the hands of Darren Aronofsky, it is anything but.
Another triumph for Mr. Aronofsky, and for Ms. Portman!!
27 March 2011
Excerpt: I really enjoyed this film and it's blunt look at a young lady who has led a very sheltered life under the wings of her overprotective mother (brilliantly done by Barbara Hershey). The story is more about how the young Nina tries to break free of that, and the tragic consequences of those actions.
Summary: When a movie is being hyped to a substantial degree, there is always a risk that this is not exactly due to its merit, but rather part of an aggressive marketing campaign. Rarely has such a phenomena been so obvious as prior to the release of 'Black Swan': the media have been up and running about...
Summary: Well, I lost track. Seriously. I am still astonished at the high rating it had here at IMDb (which rarely lets me down) as that is what encouraged me to go. Natalie Portman, whether the white swan or black swan, is an expressionless member of the chorus selected by the choreographer to play the lead...