Friday, January 14, 2011

Bravo, Black Swan

Written by Megan Dobbs

Black Swan is the best movie I have seen in a long time. It's wonderfully formidable for those who appreciate the disquiet that comes with being immersed in the arts.

I'll refrain from recounting the story as in a summary, because this is a film that should be grasped without preconception. I will, however, briefly describe the beauty of the main character's inner throes. The director and Natalie Portman (and anyone else involved in developing the character) wonderfully portrayed the turmoil Nina, quite literally, danced around. What a dark and splendid culmination it makes for.

Easy to watch? For most, no. You will likely find yourself cringing at times, perhaps even closing your eyes. Still, when outwardly depicting certain aspects of the mind, to tread lightly would be unjustifiable.

In short, I loved this film! I will not be surprised when the film is up for multiple Academy Awards. Natalie Portman delivered an outstanding performance. The film itself could easily get nominations for its art direction and score.