Tag Archives: Swan

“Black Swan”: it’s a mystery and a bit of a thriller

By Michael Russnow hollywoodnews.com: Black Swan: A Must See Even if Ballet Ain’t Your Thing. I don’t go to the ballet and have only seen one a long time ago. Interestingly, it was Swan Lake performed, as in the film Black Swan, at Lincoln Center in New York City. It is an art[...]

“Black Swan,” “True Grit” scores disqualified for Oscar consideration

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Two of the best film scores I heard this year were Clint Mansell’s “Black Swan” and Carter Burwell’s “True Grit.” The former is gothic and terrifying (in the best ways), while the latter is warm, weathered and inspiring (in the best ways). Too bad neither of them will[...]

SAG spreads its love to “King’s Speech,” “The Fighter”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now we have a race. Instead of falling in line with the major critics groups, which crowned David Fincher’s “The Social Network” as the year’s best film, the Screen Actors Guild this morning divided its love between “The King’s Speech” and “The Fighter,” bestowing each with four major[...]

TIFF ’10: Additional thoughts on Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: So “The King’s Speech” didn’t happen. But it gave me time to come back to the room and write. Since “Black Swan” has been on my mind from the minute it ended this morning, I wanted to try and elaborate more on its power, its sheer force,[...]

‘Black Swan’ not Aronofsky’s ‘trippiest movie’ per Vincent Cassel

HollywoodNews.com: As audiences bite their fingernails for the screening of Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, the film’s leading man Vincent Cassel let go about his role as a ballet teacher to Natalie Portman. In an interview with Movieline, the actor claims that[...]

Jersey Shore ‘Twilight’ parody truly frightening

By Kim Palacios HollywoodNews.com: The preview clip of the Twilight/Jersey Shore parody on Monday’s Good Morning America barely scratched the surface of the debauchery the first two Twilight films would suffer at the hand of the MTV reality show cast. The Good Morning America clip had been a preview of[...]