[Review] Black Swan

Black Swan (2010) Dir: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis "The production needs a new swan queen... but which of you can embody both swans? The white and the black?" Natalie Portman gives her best performance to date in an intriguing, dark film which captures a mind overwhelmed with its own ambition,... Continue Reading →

Full list: BAFTA nominations 2011

The nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011 were announced today by actors Dominic Cooper and Tallulah Riley at the BAFTA head office in Piccadilly, London. The King's Speech leads the pack with 14 nominations. Black Swan has received 12 while Inception has nine. Over 6,300 industry professionals voted online in three rounds... Continue Reading →

Preview: films to look out for in 2011

I readily admit that reviews aren't my strong point so one of my blogging resolutions is to have a go at writing reviews. I worked out that I saw over 20 films last year so I missed a trick review-wise. From the brilliant Toy Story 3 to the not-quite-so brilliant Valentine's Day - I thought... Continue Reading →

Venice International Film Festival 2010

This year marked the 67th Venice International Film Festival and it ran from the 1st to the 11th of September at the Venice Lido. Organized by La Biennale di Venezia, the aim of the Festival is: "To raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment... Continue Reading →

First look: Black Swan with Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman + Darren Aronofsky + ballet + psychological drama = Black Swan. Aronofsky, the man who brought you The Wrestler and Requiem For A Dream, has taken a peek at the world behind the graceful moves, glittering costumes and bold make up.  From the trailer it is unclear whether Portman is hallucinating or having... Continue Reading →

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