The 31 Best Films Of 2011 - No. 3
Even though this film was one of the first that I saw last year, it’s one that I haven’t be able to stop thinking about. For me, Black Swan is pure genius. I suppose depicting a version of Swan Lake that’s told around a production of Swan Lake isn’t the most defying of achievements but it’s how Aronofsky manages to make everything about the film transition along with Tchaikovsky’s story. The costumes, the sets, the score, it’s as if they’re all trying to transform into the black swan. Each time you view the film you pick out a new one of these little subtleties. It really is an extraordinary piece of work.