Black Swan (2010)

Darren Aronofsky gives us another psychological thriller, more in the genre of Requiem for a Dream and Pi than The Wrestler. This time rather than the drug underworld, the academic underworld, and the wrestling underworld, he brings us to the flashy ballet underworld.

Natalie Portman plays a dedicated dancer who longs to be featured as the solo dancer in the upcoming performance of Swan Lake. The choreographer is doubtful of her possibility for passion, but she strives to prove her ability - to the point of turning herself quite literally into character.

I think the thrill of this movie overshadows the apparent profundity. I'll have to give it another watch sometime and give it the study it deserves.

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