It's understandable that Sarah Lane wants more people to know about her contribution to Black Swan. I hope she was prepared for the swift reciprocation. Darren Aronofsky has the facts to...BEST ACTRESS
I wouldn't have even commented on this story but since it seems to be making the rounds on Twitter, and a few of you have written in, I figure why not. Okay so apparently some are "upset" that the...83rd Oscar Ceremony
On Twitter, both Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley have been talking about the possibility for an Annette Bening upset over Natalie Portman on Oscar night. ¬†It's really been down to these two...Box Office
The King's Speech is making a boatload of cash at the box office. According to Pete Hammond, the film is so gangbusters in the UK it is as big as Avatar was last year. It is hitting big not...AWARDS CHATTER
December 24th, 2010062010 may come down to four great films for me. After all is said and done, I think these four films are the ones I will watch over and over again. We will still be counting down the year's ten best. But for now, I'll offer up what I consider to be my personal favorites of the year.
Inception - The most memorable and remarkable...
December 15th, 201001A variety of critics were called upon to write up the best movies of the year. Here are three of them:
1. The Social Network - by Jim Emerson
"We lived on farms. We lived in cities. And now we live on the Internet!"
Technology has long served as an extension of our bodies and minds, from basic tools and weapons (think "2001:...
December 5th, 2010011
The LA Times' Stephen Zeitchik "goes there" with the MPAA's absurdly conservative/misogynist NC-17 rating to Blue Valentine as compared to an R-rating given to Black Swan when both films feature a similar scene: oral sex on a woman --SPOILER ALERT -- who is then brought to the big O. Nice work if you can get it, right? Just kidding....
December 4th, 201001
Indiewire's Peter Knegt on Black Swan's amazing opening:
Based on estimates for Friday night, Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs ‚ÄúBlack Swan‚Äù is heading for a massive limited debut at the box office this weekend. The film - a psychological thriller about a ballerina (Natalie Portman) competing for the lead role in ‚ÄúSwan...
December 3rd, 201004
Terrific to see women critics embracing Black Swan. After the cut, a few men who don't get off on it to same degree.
The New York Times' Manola Dargis sees everything in Black Swan that the National Board of Review missed:
Played by Natalie Portman in a smashing, bruising, wholly committed performance, the young dancer, Nina,...
December 3rd, 201002
Charlie Rose talks to Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky about Black Swan. NOTE: There are a couple of comments in plain sight on the Charlie Rose site that constitute blunt spoilers, so don't even go there if you don't want to know anything.
November 28th, 201000
David Edelstein doesn't quite know what to make of Black Swan, the abstract expressionist fevered dream of 2010:
Portman gives the kind of performance that wins awards, largely because you‚Äôre so aware of her sacrifices to play the part. She looks as if she trained hard, and, for an actress, she dances well‚Äîalthough not...