Black Swan (♦♦♦♦♦)
This is a WOW kind of movie. There was a strange atmosphere at the theater when this movie ended; typically the film ends and everyone runs out to the hall, but after this movie everyone stayed on their seats, not talking, just there. This movie is devastating in more ways than one; the ending is definitive, but is also the way Nina’s psyche spirals downwards. Music, pace, everything conspires in this film to play tricks on your mind. One is at risk to lose oneself in all the evil machinations of the Black Swan, just as it happens to Nina.
The movie is for a mature audience, and has to be seen with an open mind. It is going to be hard to beat Natalie Portman as Best Actress for this role. She simply has stepped up to another acting level.