Black Swan

Review: Black Swan

adamatdramatrain
By adamatdramatrain
10 Feb 12

Darren Aronofsky, like Chris Nolan, is a great director. The woefully 'Fountain' pretentiousness 'The Fountain' aside, I loved 'Requiem for a Dream' and 'Pi.' 'Black Swan' runs as a kind of twisted evil twin to Powell and Pressburger's 'The Red Shoes' and cinephiles who know that movie will get oodles more from this psycho-ballet-noir. Dark and disturbinbg, beautifully performed and directed, this is like David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet' goes ballet. Gripping, haunting and oddly old fashioned - James Mason and Dirk Bogard wouldn't be out of place. Don't go if you don't like melodrama - you'll just find it's over-the-top histrionics and swan-fuelled hysteria a tad hard to swallow. But give yourself over to it and it's great... Look at that, a whole 'Black Swan' review and I didn't even mention the pervy scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis... Oh! Wait a minute... Dowh!!!
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Black Swan

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