From its heady exploration of the overlap of art-enhancing suffering and psychosis to the brutally effective performances of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis (both playing stereotypes, brilliantly), Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan is packed with stuff to haunt your dreams. It's a B-movie potboiler rendered with A-level artistry, bristling with mind-fucking suspense, and even though I had to cover my eyes for at least six minutes, I haven't had a better time at the movies all year. (See Movie Times: thestranger.com/film)

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