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!
Two movie trailers have come out in the past week, one called Friends With Benefits (see trailer, NSFW) and one called No Strings Attached (see traile...
If watching characters expressing extreme behavior under extreme conditions while taking extreme measures to survive is your idea of an exciting night out, then the festival will gladly take you to the limit.
DAY ONE I've just arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival -- which runs through September 19 -- and I'm already falling behind. Travel sna...
The film may have opened with 58% of the third film's $121 million opening weekend grosses, but Shrek: The Final Chapter is proving to be more resilient than many, including myself, predicted.
Given the track record of director Shawn Levy, I approached Date Night with a certain amount of dread -- OK, a lot of dread. So let me say straight off that Date Night isn't terrible -- and I mean that as the mildest of praise.
Eli is very much a Hollywood movie with lots of dust-up action, big weapons and product placements that somehow survive a wiped out world where characters don't know what a television is.