Yesterday I watched two movies. The Red Shoes and Black Swan. Both of them tells you the story about a ballet company rehearsing and playing a famous ballet, and both of them ends like their respective ballets does.
The Red Shoes was released 1948 but has survived the test of time, and is now considered one of the best pictures ever made, and rightfully so. It's a fantastic achievement for cinema with lush cinematography, beautiful music and great sequences.
But what about Black Swan?
Well according to me it's a future classic. Such a visually lush movie with great storytelling and performances. What more could you ask for? Natalie Portman gives a once-in-a-lifetime performance as Nina Sawyers, the doomed ballerina whoms search for perfection ultimately destroys her. Natalie conveys all of her characters emotion, both as the "good" Nina and the "bad" Nina. Also we must applaud Portman for the preparing of her role.
Mila Kunis is also great, and certainly is a rising star. Barbara Hershey gives also a great performance as the role of an overprotective mother (you can see the comparision with her role and Rapunzels fake mother in Tangled).
This will be the film I will root for to win Best Picture and Best Actress during the Academy Awards!
So for the rates.
The Red Shoes - A+
Black Swan - A/A+