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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky is known for being a bit of a visionary, so it would have been obvious that a film about ballet would turn out to be more than meets the eye.

It would be hard to talk about this film without going into spoiler-territory, however I can say that the film is about a perfectionist ballet dancer (Natalie Portman), who gets the lead in a production of Swan Lake and finds her life running parallel with the ballet in what may or may not be hallucinations.

This is definitely a film that's hard to classify under a genre, since once scene the film is a straight-forward drama, while the next scene almost feels like a full-out horror film.

I would definitely say that this is one of the most cerebral film and it has a bit of a sudden "that was it???" ending that may annoy causal filmgoers.  However, I can say I enjoyed it.

9/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).