Thursday, January 20, 2011

Releases 20/01

Today marks the release of Darren Aronofsky' s psychological horror/thriller Black Swan, David O. Russell's The Fighter, Michel Gondry's long-awaited The Green Hornet, and an intriguing documentary called Catfish.
Black Swan, which stars Golden Globe winner for Best Actress (Drama), Natalie Portman, is a chilling journey into one ballerinas quest for artistic perfection, as she tries to embody both the white and the black swan for her role as the Swan Queen in Swan Lake. The Fighter is a better than average boxing biopic about Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) an up-and-coming welterweight boxer who has to overcome a working class upbringing and step out of the shadow of his older half-brother Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). Excellent performances from Wahlberg and Amy Adams, and Golden Globe winners for their supporting performances, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. Catfish is a very interesting documentary about the horrifying repercussions of social alienation brought about through the misuse of Facebook. All of these films are recommended.
I haven't seen The Green Hornet yet, but with the exception of one glowing review, I haven't heard anything really positive. Still, I like Gondry, so I'll check it out.

Links to Reviews:
 - Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)
 - The Fighter (David O. Russell, 2010)

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