Dec. 3, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST
Was kinda bummed after the "meh" review earlier.
Dec. 3, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST
and engage in a wild 5 minute sex romp?
Dec. 3, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST
I'm thinking THE TURNING POINT plus SUSPIRIA plus REPULSION. I don't know why that's just what I'm getting from what you said. But those are all really good movies. So if I think that and then this is a dud, I'll be annoyed. Especially since I'm not as enamored with Ms. Portman as everyone else is. I like the rest of the cast but I don't know when I'll be seeing this because my local theaters don't have it tomorrow.
Dec. 3, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST
Where a naked Amanda Seyfried fingered a naked Julianne Moore. I guess I'll find out Saturday.
Dec. 3, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST
and it remains pretty much non-sensical. What exactly does this sentence mean: "When is a movie about a ballerina obsessed with perfection not only that?" <p> My brain hurts just trying to understand the semantics of this opening sentence.
Dec. 3, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST
And maybe a little to Persona.
Dec. 3, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST
by D o o d
everyone else has said it's shit.<p>I like aronofsky so I'm going to give it a go, but this is the first positive review I've seen for this movie!
Dec. 3, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST
I think you should check out rottentomatoes...
Dec. 3, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST
It would be unusual if a dancer in a ballet company did not know all the steps to Swan Lake, that wouldn't make Nina special in a ballet company. Any one of the dancers in the corps could be called to dance any role in any ballet, at any time and she would know the steps by virtue of all the hours they have spent rehearsing those ballets. Muscle memory is a powerful force among dancers and most can repeat an entire variation (that's when a dancer dances by herself) after seeing it performed only once.
Dec. 3, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST
Or imagining things, hearing voices, because this movie is at 85% on RT and almost every review I have read has been either a full-out rave like this or at the very least begrudgingly admiring.
Dec. 3, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST
All the hype about Natalie Portman's performance is absolutey true. I'd be surprised if she doesn't get the Oscar for this. The one thing I wasn't really expecting was just how much this movie plays like a horror film, and not just the gruesome bits, which this movie does have. From the very first scene there's this atmosphere of dread, this tension, that just keeps building. Even the lesbian sex scene between Mila and Natalie still manages to keep you on edge without losing its eroticism.
Dec. 3, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST
I have no idea, but you just guaranteed one more sale for the blu-ray of Chloe.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST
paragraphs to the ONLY thing we give a shit about. The lesbian sex scene.<br /><br />How does it rate?
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST
With more shots of gnarled-up feet and Moira Shearer getting it on with Ludmilla Tchérina. Hey, if what Empyreal says above is correct, I say steal from the best. Maybe the masses will get exposed to some Powell/Pressburger and Bergman indirectly.
Dec. 3, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST
Are currently my most anticipated movies. I kind of fell out of love with TRON:LEGACY, but I'll see it anyway.
Dec. 3, 2010, 8 a.m. CST
Why are you reviewers avoiding the topic you know we are all interested in? Do they bump beavers or what???!!!
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
It implies more than it actually shows, and both stars remain partially clothed throughout. Nothing beats the girl-on-girl scene in THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (you couldn't pay Noomi Rapace to keep her clothes on) but this was a close second. It's also staged in this kind of hallucinatory way that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy for Portman's character so it's kind of scary as well. Still, the sight of Mila Kunis wiping the Amidala juice from her lips is one that will be burned in your fanboy memory banks forever.
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST
Really don't think this years deserves or needs a top 10<br />,top 5 is fine, yet to see True Grit or Black Swan but mine would be:<br /><br />Inception - clearly number 1 for me<br />Toy Story 3<br />The Social Network<br />Kick Ass<br />The Town<br /><br />Unlucky to miss out would be Animal Kingdom and Let Me In
Dec. 3, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST
This movie will give us one of the most downloaded video clips on the internet very soon.
Dec. 3, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST
Who cares about seeing her naked
Dec. 3, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST
Expand yer horizons, dude. Big boobs are a wonderful thing, but women can be hot without them. For further illustration, may I direct your attention to Kate Hudson and Olivia Wilde?
Dec. 3, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST
Like the whole story? Ballet? Just bores me. Can't get interested.
Dec. 3, 2010, noon CST
Dec. 3, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST
"When is ____ not only that?" is a common phrase to imply that while something might seem to be simple on the surface, it's actually much more than that.<p> so a dumbed down version (no offense) might read, "Black Swan is about a ballerina obsessed with perfection, but there is much more going on under the surface than just that."<p>got it? good. <p>now we can move on to the sentence about Barbara Hershey looking older. I think there was a thought missing in there somewhere. What exactly does her looking older have to do with the second half of that sentence? Was it referencing the sentence before it? we may never know...
Dec. 4, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST
it sure as hell isn't the deciding factor in seeing this. If it happens, nice, it's gravy, but I'm seeing the film because it's by one of the most talented new directors out there. What kind of film fans are you guys? Reminds me of my friend who went to Eyes Wide Shut saying, "Let the masturbation begin." Boy, was he disappointed (as was I, but for completely different reasons).
Dec. 5, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST
I agree that he really is an incredibly talented director, but I don't think we can still call him "new."
Dec. 5, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST
OK, everyone is asking about the nudity and the lesbianism. Let's put it this way. I saw the movie last night and it is amazing as a film, fantastic work of art. However, there is a sensual sexuality to this movie that is also amazing to see. There is NO NUDITY, but honestly, when Kunis goes fully down on Portman, I wanted to take my dick out and jerk it right there in the theater. Thankfully, I did not do that, but that is how incredibly HOT this scene and the overall tone of the movie is. This is must see stuff for multiple reasons folks. Kunis is SMOKING HOT in this, an absolute want-to-fuck hottie. I have never seen a movie with more people grabbing female crotches, and it is all rolled into one GREAT, great movie as well. SEE IT IMMEDIATELY! (Sit in the back so people do not see u rubbing one out!)
Jan. 22, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST
This movie is a TRIUMPH. Natalie Portman for Best Actress Vincent Cassel for Best Supporting Actor Demonoid.me / KickAssTorrents / PirateBay if you have to - until the BluRay is released. Then buy it. Awesome 21st Century movie - Natalie is 100% human.