I went to see Black Swan last night. Everything about the film was fantastic. Natalie Portman gave a great performance, and she was very seductive. The film was stylish, good directing, great script and good supporting roles from Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel who played the carefree spirited dancer and the egocentric, narcissistic director.
It was a real treat. I think Hollywood must have finally realized that the formulated rubbish that simply gets you to buy the ticket but leaves you with a bitter after taste can only generate so much revenue and this film was more in the direction of art and European Cinema. A good human story and a personal trauma of a competitive Ballerina was beautifully put on screen, and having Natalie Portman looking gorgeous and stepping from a frigid dancer to an out of control woman with casual sex and lesbian dreams only added spice rather than exploit the story telling.
Finally, apart from everything else including the casting, and costumes being great I thought the publicity was excellent too. Look at these four posters designed by the London based studio LABOCA. They are in the Russian Constructivists style. I think the designers must have gone to the same awesome Tate Modern exhibition that I went to a few years a go ( Alexandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova)