Mini Review - Black Swan

Black Swan (out Jan 20) has been lauded as a near-masterpiece by many critics. I'm not convinced. It's about a ballet dancer who tries to discover her "darker" self in an effort to perfect the role of the Swan Queen in her company's performance of Swan Lake. I usually love director Darren Aronofsky but I think he overemphasises the film's themes and I wasn't sure about the horror elements. Grade: B+.