must mind eff: black swan. the chatter you've been hearing at your holiday parties is true. that natalie portman really does pull this role off. if she doesn't get an oscar nod, shar will be one shocked cinephile. she manages to blend that annoying perfection that guys around the world treasure with a glint of edge to keep it real.
friends, what got me was on a particular scene with winona ryder (don't want to give too much away to those who haven't seen it). said scene had me gasp out loud in the theatre. i can't remember the last time a film has shocked me to that state. in fact, i was fumbling with the realization that i was that girl in the theatre. i literally turned to my friend for confirmation.
i missed darren aronofsky's last flick, the wrestler. i guess i overlooked it as it didn't have that mind bending warped nature as most of his films. black swan however is an aronofsky film through and through. chaotic. a bit over the top. a mind eff.