April 24, 2011

Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)

WHAT IT IS: A young ballet dancer in a prominent New York company wins the coveted lead in their next production of Swan Lake. Although, her technique as the White Swan is impeccable, she finds it difficult to channel her dark impulses for the Black Swan character. As she struggles against a newcomer to keep the show’s lead, her world […]
April 14, 2011

The Fighter (David O. Russell, 2010)

WHAT IT IS: The tale of boxer Micky ’Irish’ Ward and his brother Dicky, a flash celebrity, drug-addicted ex-boxer from Lowell, MA, and their common struggle to reconcile life, career and family.HOW IT IS: it’s no secret (and I think I’ve mentioned it a few times in my critiques) that I don’t like biopics. I think a movie — which, […]