I've mentioned on DotW before that I've never been one to enjoy posting reviews (as I find them to be repetitive after a while) on my personally run blog, but sometimes a film comes along that deserves its page in the spotlight. A week or so ago I mentioned my desire to see the ballet thriller Black Swan. Well, I've seen the film and putting together words even somewhat worthy to describe this film is going to be extremely difficult.
“Swan Lake” and they’ll need to cast a new lead to play the Swan Queen. The role of The Swan Queen requires a dancer with the ability to transform between a dual role as both the virginal White Swan and her tauntingly seductive twin sister, the Black Swan. Nina completely embodies the White Swan flawlessly, but to pull off the Black Swan she’ll have to find a new form of perfection from within.
Black Swan was easily the best film of 2010, and definitely one of the best films of the past ten years. An eerily beautiful glimpse into the dangerous world of professional performers, Aronofsky's masterpiece turned the cinematic world back into one of quality filmmaking.