Excerpt: Black Swan is visceral, energetic, and terrifying. Darren Aronofsky's masterpiece is a ballet of the mind and a harrowing dissection of an obsessed artist striving for perfection. I couldn't help but get swept up in Nina's descent into madness.
Excerpt: A young ballerina receives the starring role she has always dreamed of but the resulting pressure causes a descent into mental deterioration and madness. Black Swan is essentially about the pressure to be "perfect" and the way society sits in judgement over young women, and how peers and...
Excerpt: This astounding picture comes from the man who almost never disappoints me story-wise: Darren Aronofsky. He's a bit like Batman. Ordinary on the outside, but a masterful genius when doing his craft. Natalie Portman deserved her Oscar. The way she portrayed Nina was innocent, fragile and honest.
Excerpt: Yes! Another another amazing film from director, Darren Aronofsky. For me, Black Swan is the perfect example of a modern classic film. A true piece of art, astounding in so many ways. Immediately after the opening credits, the film left a tense, uneasy feeling in my gut.
"No, It's my Turn!!" Natalie Portman has never been better.
26 January 2013
Excerpt: Sanity and reality are pushed to their very limits when a young, career-driven woman is consumed by a crushing ambition and the taxing pressures of the dance world. Director Darren Aronofsky's fever-dream blurs the fine line that separates high art from high insanity, and his prima ballerina.
Excerpt: When ballerina, Nina (Natalie Portman) is cast to play the Swan Queen, which is two roles in one – Odette, the virginal White Swan awaiting a kiss from the Prince, and her heartless twin, Odile, the sexually predatory Black Swan who lures the prince away, she easily proves herself as the graceful...