[Musical Monday] Requiem for A Dream

Following on from the very jolly Musical Monday posts on The Magnificent Seven and Jurassic Park, this week's Musical Monday takes a look at a much darker film, Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for A Dream, and it's recurring theme, Clint Mansell's Lux Æterna. I first saw Requiem for A Dream about a year ago. However, I'd... Continue Reading →

[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 →

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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