Friday, December 31, 2010

Black Swan - A Review

Dark. Intense. Thrilling.
Oscar winning material.

The movie is based on a very simple story. Mental disorder. Of a ballerina. Competitive, tense, stressed. Perfection.

The acting was superb. Natalie Portman was beautiful in this movie. She was aspired, scared, fierce, jealous, paranoid, confident, freaked, and all sorts of other emotions. How can so many feelings be trapped in such fragile small body? Simply amazing!

And I have to praise Natalie Portman's effort for training in ballet just so she can act convincingly in this movie. Professionalism at its best!

And there were tonnes of sexual scenes. Masturbation, whoring, lesbian sex, etc. And it was filmed rather blatantly. Surprisingly blatant for a film I thought would be artistic!

The cinematography was brilliant, capturing the essence of the White Swan and the Black Swan amidst her mental disorder. The soundtrack went perfectly with everything else.

And I applaud director Darren Aronofsky, for picking a simple topic with a simple plot, and then turned it into something so exquisite! And for pushing the boundaries between the two very talented actresses, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

I would love to see how this movie fares in the major awards.

Ratings : 7.0/10

1 comment:

YT said...

Is this movie on cinema? I would love to watch it. Always like twisted storyline.

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