Black Swan

Addiction has always been a common theme in Darren Aronofsky’s films.  Black Swan is no different.  Obsessed with perfection, Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballet dancer, struggles immensely when she is given the diverse role of the Swan Queen for the ever famous ballet, Swan Lake.  While she seems ideal for the part, her only fault is in portraying the role of the evil Black Swan.  Her strive for perfection creates a whirlwind of frustration, tension, and paranoia that will either make her or break her in this dazzling film.  Unlike most of Aronofsky’s films, it is not just a story about obsession and tragedy.  He turns the Black Swan into a dark, Gothic horror film that is unlike any other movie this year.  Don’t be misguided by it’s feminine appeal; Black Swan is a provocative movie that you won’t be able to get out of your head for days.  This film gets two enthusiastic wings up!

1 thought on “Black Swan”

  1. Very good review, Kimberly. Black Swan is definately one of my favorite movies of this year. I couldn’t take my eyes of the screen and could barely breathe due to the sheer tension the movie portrays.
    Natalie won the Oscar, fair and square!

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