Sunday, February 13

Film: Black Swan Click for more info

A psychotic film about a psychotic ballet dancer for a psychotic audience and probably made by a psychopath. I found Black Swan to be a little too random (even when looking past its pedigree), and a lot of it was just setting up a context to shock and horrify. In that sense it was a little cheap.

Still, I must admit that I was very much on the edge of my seat for most of it and did find a lot of the film leaving the cinema with me. That alone is always an impressive feat for a flick to achieve and so credit must go to it for that.

Regarding its technical make up, I can see why it's being put forward for the respective awards this season. It's certainly well made, both behind the camera and in front, and Natalie Portman deserves all the accolades she's receiving. Mila Kunis was alright too, although not as hot as she usually is. I guess that's just the nature of the film though.

All in all though despite seeing right through it, Black Swan is a film good enough to recommend.


  1. I'm guessing you haven't seen Darren Aronofsky's other films? In which case you would have seen the pshychoticness(?) coming.

  2. Mohammed,

    I'm surprised you had to guess considering we spoke about that... Assuming you're the Mohammed I think you are!

  3. Yes I am! But when we were talking about it 1) you were half way through your farewells so I wasn't sure if you were paying attention and 2) You didn't respond to any of the films I listed.