Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey
Review: 4 stars (of five)
Black Swan is an over-the-top psychological horror film carried entirely by the exacting skill of Natalie Portman and the exuberant madness of director Darren Aronofsky. With the garish psychosexual intensity of a David Cronenberg film, Aronofsky never lets up, enmeshing the viewer in the repressed, anxiety-filled world of a struggling ballerina who either descends into madness before our eyes, or reveals slowly the madness that has always been there.
As Portman is cast in her company’s production of Swan Lake,...