Darren Aronofsky, arguably one of the best directors ever, is a master of angles, complete confusion and amazing plot progressions is at it again with this, his best film since Requiem For a Dream (well… maybe its as good as the Wrestler).
Black Swan is about a girl who is the prima ballerina at the New York ballet company, where she has worked for a number of years, initially pushed by her ex-ballerina mother. Nina starts to get into the role of the Swan Queen in the new interpretation of the fantastic ballet “Swan Lake.” As she gets the pressure role, she learns that she is being affected by it mentally and physically. The rest of the journey can only be seen and marveled at to truly understand and appreciate it.
Best Aspects: The writing and idea were both amazing, the direction was amazing, the choreography was simply breath-taking, and the thrilling scares and twists and turns were simply impeccable.
Bottom Line: A+. One of the best movies of the year, possibly number 2, Inception still wins in my book, but it is a movie that must be seen to be appreciated. WARNING: Don’t go see this with a family member or anyone that you are easily embarrassed around. There are some scenes in this movie that, though normally hilarious, are very… questionable. So watch out, possible viewers. But, for the love of God, if you aren’t to see this with a friend, see it by yourself. Do it now. I mean it. Get up from your computer and get a ticket somewhere to see this movie.