Black Swan

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This podcast was divided into two parts. The first part we talk about Annette Bening vs. Julianne Moore vs. Natalie Portman. We also talk a lot about the Black Swan premiere and party. We keep it spoiler-free, though. In the ...
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Thanks to Chong Wiekk at Cinemalicious for this gorgeous new Black Swan poster. Full view after the cut.
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There are heroes and anti-heroes in this race. There are social networks and black swans. There are kings and cowboys. There are fighters and lesbians. There are teen mothers and toys. There are dreams and nightmares. And through it all, ...
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Later today or tonight, our Moveiegasm podcast will go up. But here is the 8th episode of Oscar Poker. Jeff Wells, Phil Contrino, Scott Feinberg and I discuss many things. Our podcasts, both of them, keep going up in length ...
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Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s unflinching swan dive into the world of artistic expression, is a mirror with multiple foldings. It is about a dancer who strives to be perfect, haunted by her own reflection, which emerges at the worst times. ...
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Exclusive First Look: Fox Searchlight has the market cornered on breathtaking websites for their films. The new Black Swan website has just gone live, with galleries, downloads, video and so much beauty it cracks your heart right in two.  Black ...
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There are two sites I know of that are doing some interesting things with their film’s themes. The first is a clever toss of the hat to Sean Parker and The Social Network – Youknowwhatscool.com. The second takes you into ...
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If you listened to Sasha and Jeff on the third installment Oscar Poker, you might have heard about the Hamptons International Film Festival for the first time. I had the pleasure of attending for the past two years, this year ...
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Posted over at First Showing, these are so artfully done, one has no choice but to gasp: FULLIES after the cut.
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Hollywood-Elsewhere just posted a quote from Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet, which reads: “The past few years of Oscar predictions have become quite boring as the conversation leading up to the show pretty much dictated the winners,” he continues. “Could ...

For their graphic sex scene in “Black Swan,” Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, who are friends in real life, felt that a couple of drinks would help them through the potentially awkward encounter. A bottle of tequila was procured for ...
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As we enter the second year with ten Best Picture slots, you have to wonder how wide will Oscar open its legs this year to let the right ones in? Apologies in advance for that opening sentence. Let’s start this ...
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AFI Fest 2010 (“presented by Audi”) has announced that its opening gala kicks off November 4th with the world premiere of Love & Other Drugs. The week-long event will close on November 11th with a screening of Black Swan. Via ...
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Why I am pulling quotes from Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir two days in a row? Firstly, he’s one of few name-brand critics in Toronto filing his instantaneous reaction; and secondly, he’s writing things I like to hear. O’Hehir says Black Swan ...
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Five days ago in Venice Black Swan roused audiences to their feet for a 5-minute standing ovation. A surprise screening in Telluride last night has inspired the same excitement stateside. Eric D. Snider, Cinematical Black Swan is a wholly engrossing, ...
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Being on the Oscar beat for ten years and you learn a thing or two. The one thing that keeps coming back to me as the season begins is how quickly bloggers and critics are eager to give a success ...
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David Gritten at the Daily Telegraph concurs with yesterday’s first wave of praise Every film festival benefits hugely from a strong opening film, and they don‚Äôt come a lot stronger than Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs psychological thriller set in the ...
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[note]Eric Bialas is covering the Telluride Film Festival for AwardsDaily![/note] Venice. Toronto. Telluride. All three cities have their film festivals within two weeks of each other, and the result leads to an unofficial start to Oscar season. Great buzz out ...
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The reviews for Black Swan have me wondering whether or not Natalie Portman can become the leading Best Actress contender. Aronofsky’s leads dip to the dark side, as in the case with Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream – ...
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Black Swan had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last night, and many critics are leaping around in grand jetés of praise: Todd McCarthy, Indiewire: As a sensory experience for the eyes and ears, “Black Swan” provides bountiful ...

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