Black Swan

In My Opinion: Natalie Portman's Top Six Films

In My Opinion: Natalie Portman's Top Six Films

Yesterday I posted a picture of Jean Reno and Natalie Portman from The Professional, simply because I stumbled across the photo about a week or two ago and felt it fit a slight lull in content. Then a few people began ranking and discussing Portman's other films, which got me to thinking about what my... Read more »

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: March 29, 2011

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: March 29, 2011

DVD LINKS: DVD NEWS | RELEASE DATES | NEW DVDS | REVIEWS | RSS FEED Topsy-Turvy (Criterion Collection) I have not yet had the time to dive into Criterion's Blu-ray release for Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy, a film I only saw for the first time last December when I mentioned it in my What I Watched... Read more »

'Black Swan' Tops 2011 Independent Spirit Award Winners

'Black Swan' Tops 2011 Independent Spirit Award Winners

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards were handed out a few hours ago and Black Swan won in all four categories it was nominated in including Best Picture, Best Director (Darren Aronofsky), Best Actress (Natalie Portman) and Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique). Winter's Bone earned the most nominations at seven and dominated the supporting categories with wins... Read more »

Five Hours a Day, Six Days a Week

Five Hours a Day, Six Days a Week

Putting the psychological aspect of Black Swan aside for a second, Fox Searchlight debuted the following featurette dedicated to Natalie Portman's preparation for her role.

What If Oscar Posters Told the Truth...

What If Oscar Posters Told the Truth...

This is more amusing than anything else, but I got a kick out of it. I'm not exactly sure what inspired the folks at The Shiznit to just go after Best Picture nominees (and a couple extra for good measure), but I'd say their approach to most of these are rather spot on. However, I'm... Read more »

Check Out This 'Black Swan' Visual Effects Reel

Check Out This 'Black Swan' Visual Effects Reel

Natalie Portman in Black Swan Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Look Effects Black Swan was not nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar on Tuesday morning. It didn't even make the Oscar shortlist. Actually, it wasn't even listed on the Academy's shortlist of 15. Black Swan did earn an effects nomination from the Visual Effects Society... Read more »