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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Black Swan

Black Swan

Director Darren Aronofsky paints a claustrophobic and haunting portrait of a troubled dancer convincingly portrayed by Natalie Portman. In many ways mirroring the Swan Lake ballet, the film tracks a young woman seeking fulfillment in her art. Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey are very good, helping by degrees to reveal the true fragility of the lead’s persona. A sure Best Pic nom.

***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 1 HOUR, 48 MINUTES
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES • CROSS CREEK PICTURES • PRØTØZØA • PHOENIX PICTURES

STARRING
• NATALIE PORTMANVINCENT CASSELMILA KUNIS

ALSO STARRING
• BARBARA HERSHEYWINONA RYDER

WRITTEN BY
• MARK HEYMAN AND ANDRÉS HEINZ AND JOHN MCLAUGHLIN(SCREENPLAY)
• ANDRÉS HEINZ (STORY)

DIRECTED BY
• DARREN ARONOFSKY

2010 ACADEMY AWARDS (1)
• BEST ACTRESS: NATALIE PORTMAN

ADDITIONAL 2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (4)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST DIRECTOR: DARREN ARONOFSKY (LOST TO TOM HOOPER FOR THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (LOST TO INCEPTION)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK)

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Rudy

Rudy