Published on January 27th, 2011 | by Andy Gaffney5
Review : Black Swan
From here the movie moves into the surreal world where you are constantly left guessing on what is real and what is not. This allows for some fine scares and creepy moments, the best being one scene involving some taunting moving paintings, which, in case you’re wondering, is a bit like getting off your face near Temple Bar and heading into the wax museum just to imagine The Edge saying your mother never loved you. Which is something we’ve all done really.
The movie can be difficult to watch. Obviously the acting from everyone is top class, and credit to Miss Natalie ‘Won A Golden Globe And Internet Fame With My Nerdy Laugh On The Night’ Portman, who is constantly engaging as the girl falling down the rabbit hole into insanity. However special mention needs to be given to Mila Kunis, who sexes up every scene she is in. A woman so full of confidence and coolness it is impossible not to be rooting for her a little bit. If there is any justice in the world she should get a lot more work after this. If there is any more justice in the world, film makers should go back and using CGI just pop her into scenes to sex them up. Perhaps have her as a secretary in ‘The Apartment’, as one of the pilots listening to the president’s speech in ‘Independence Day’, or in old news videos such as a shocked onlooker after JFK was shot.
While not an easy watch, Black Swan does completely suck you in because you need to know just how in God’s name are they going to end this thing. While it’s not going to be for everyone, despite very pretty dancing and a very sexy… that scene, it is very much worth a watch mainly for the performances on show and to be able to talk about it in the pub after.
Directed by : Darren Aronofsky