Considering Darren Aronofsky and his track record it wasn’t a question about whether or not Black Swan would come through on its promise to entice until the white lights come on; however it’s always a question of are you willing to take the ride through darkness? Specifically, the pitch of dark that like cold ice freezes to fire that Aronofsky is prone to providing.
The media buzz has focused the lens on the provactive interaction between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and has left the story mostly to itself. As much as the scenes are cherries on top of a nature of pure, unadulterated, sexual attraction - that there is no doubt just took the blue ribbon on Feature Film girl on girl – it is relevant in context to the state of Aronofsky’s mind, and where it has led you when you arrive at the sexy as pink scenes.
There really isn’t a shadow of a doubt Natalie Portman will get an Oscar Nomination, and Vegas will be hedging it’s odds on her. Surprisingly, she might not be alone in the, is-it-too-soon-to-whisper category, with Vincent Cassel, who should be up for Best Supporting Male. Mila Kunis is too secondary of a character to expect a nomination, but her contribution is the key to the shadowy dynamic tension. And Kunis is the break out roll that surely has taken her out of genre acting.
Black Swan turns the uninteresting ballet into badass beauty, and pushes the boundaries of all Rated R edges, even the round ones. If you’re into Cinema, Thrillers, or the most beautiful women Hollywood has to offer appealing to the strongest of instinctual attraction, there is no reason not to spend the time and money - and leave the theater not feeling like it’s owned by Gypsies – and treat yourself to the transformation of Aronofsky, and swim with the Black Swan.