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Review: 'Black Swan'

Original post made on Dec 10, 2010

No one can be blamed for finding "Black Swan" overwrought or ridiculous: It's both. But those who meet director Darren Aronofsky halfway can get off on this exercise in dichotomy: the ballet film wedded to Grand Guignol, an exploitation picture granted a big star (Natalie Portman), "Showgirls" transplanted to Lincoln Center. ==I -- PC==

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Posted by Nick
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

How could you leave out the girl on girl sex scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. By far the best part of the film.


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

sounds like something that could have been good was wrecked. And why can't they hire authentic ballet professionals instead of silly Hollywood "stars?"


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Posted by Movie goer
a resident of South of Midtown
on Dec 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm

>"Black Swan" is, by definition, a male fantasy about a woman, territory that has been trod more skillfully and empathically by--
Thank you for an excellent review. I'll look for a better film.
Woman to woman is exciting to some men, not to ordinary women. And very trendy with the current sleaze salesmen who need to entice teenagers to the box office.Sounds like this movie left no sleaze out, regardless of the skilled photography.