Monday, December 20, 2010
MOVIE OF THE WEEK/OSCAR WATCH: Black Swan
Darren Aronofksy is one sick man. Only he could have envisaged this twisted film. He is at the top of the game with "Black Swan", a truly gritty, visceral, melodramatic, terrifying, psychological masterpiece (this movie really is everything, and then some). With the aid of a prominent score and a brilliant script, the film itself was like a theatrical performance, pushing seamlessly towards its climax. This film was also a prime showcase for the talents of all its female stars, which included Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder (all truly deserving of their Oscar buzz). Of course, the real star was Natalie Portman, who absolutely owned her role. Her transformation was really astonishing. People, this woman needs to prepare her Oscar speech. That award belongs to her. This film is a sure contender for prizes in Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Editing, Costume Design, Original Score etc etc.