Monday, December 13, 2010

Film Review: Black Swan

Film Review:Black Swan

Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky directed this horror themed thriller film of pressure and the presence of a doppelganger. The film stars Natalie Portman as the main character playing the young perfectionist to take on the task of the white swan but also find trouble undertaking the transformation of the black swan. Her friend Lily played by Mila Kunis fits the part for the black swan perfectly whom becomes competition that leads to her losing touch of reality. Her overbearing mother has a failed ballet career and puts the pressure by reliving her career through her daughter. It's terrible how this happens and adds to her caving in under pressure. The film was shot in a real type format rather than the pretty film stock. It gave it a sense of raw realness to make many of the shots believable. The camera work in the film was impressive with the many scenes having a horror type element leaving you at the edge of your seat in wonder. Natalie Portman does not get naked in the film if you were looking for a cheap thrill, just to let you know but there is a sultry scene in the film that heats up the coldest theatres. There was months of training for the film and ballet is just more than standing in the middle of a stage with a tutu looking cute. It's serious pressure. I found this film to be simply amazing and see it winning many awards for ceromonies to come. This is the same director from requiem for a Dream and Pi. Expect intense. I highly reccommend to watch this.

four out four stars.

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