Black Swan is one of the worst movies ever, truly an embarrassment to the high standard Nassim Taleb has set for all topics Black Swan-related.
I was also delighted when Katey Sagal won for Sons of Anarchy. Kudos also for Chris Colfer's win for Fox' Glee. But then we had to listen to Gervais again.
Sure, the latter is about ballet and the former has Cher and Christina, but the two films are twin journeys into the voyeuristic world of ripped female bodies and supercharged girl-on-girl tension.
Celebrity tabloids (and/or teenage boys) are all abuzz now that sexy, pint-sized Mila Kunis is ...
I hope I will not be thought of as a coarse Philistine for not praising this film. I confess that I am not a devotee of the ballet; indeed, I have att...
Black Swan is wrapped together in a wonderful package by director Darren Aronofsky to such an extent that you are gripped from almost the beginning right until the captivating end.
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis' grinding, slavish devotion to training for their roles as top ballerinas is bringing to light the pressure, tears and constant paranoia that real-life dancers so often face in pursuit of the art.
If torture, perfectionism, masochism and emaciated, ethereal sprites pirouetting themselves into delicate music box coffins, can become an exalted, g...
This movie is a fantasy, but the reality is that many young women have a rich fantasy life in their head. When something goes askew, the mind hits its own play button and a self-defeatist soundtrack starts running.
I will say that this was by far one of the darkest, scariest, and most grotesque movies I've ever seen. But for me, and for a lot of other women, what took center stage wasn't the bouts of crazy. It was Natalie Portman's body.
Much will be written about Black Swan, a movie that viewers will either love or hate for its melding of a ballerina story with classic horror motifs.
Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan is a dazzling and often intoxicating horror story. No, it's not a body count slasher picture or a supernatural spook story, but it is every bit as unnerving as the best in traditional horror.
Black Swan is like a horror-movie version of The Red Shoes --or perhaps it's The Red Shoes meets Saw -- in which the quest for perfection drives the dancer slowly mad.
Seconds into Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller Black Swan, the hyperkinetic camera zooms in on a pair of pink pointe shoes. A woman is dancing...
I consider it a great LA night when a convergence of local talent is pooled to create a memorable shared experience. MOCA delivered... in spades!