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.

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  1. Dan Zukovic's "DARK ARC", a bizarre and surreal modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD and Netflix through Vanguard Cinema (http://www.vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm), and is currently
    debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it's World Premiere at the Montreal Festival, and it's US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring Sarah Strange ("White Noise"), Kurt Max Runte ("X-Men", "Battlestar Gallactica",) and Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy "The Last Big Thing"). Featuring the glam/punk tunes "Dark Fruition", "Ire and Angst" and "F.ByronFitzBaudelaire", and a dark orchestral score by Neil Burnett.

    TRAILER : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeG4EFZ4ZM

    ***** (Five stars) "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different...something you've never tasted
    before..." Film Threat
    "A black comedy about a very strange love triangle" Seattle Times
    "Consistently stunning images...a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, "Dark Arc" plays like a candy-coloured
    version of David Lynch. " IFC News
    "Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is...Don't see this movie sober!" Metroactive Movies
    "Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. " American Cinematheque

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