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Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the insecure, unstable dancer who lands the lead role a new production of Swan Lake. Undone by paranoia, self-doubt and ... um, the overwhelming power of classical ballet?, our gal goes slowly nuts. Portman puts a lot of mental and physical effort into this odd mix of All About Eve-style backstage melodrama and David Cronenberg-inspired bodily horror. If only the plot were more detailed. Other than "girl goes crazy," this absurd, lurid, arty, over-the-top freak show doesn't have much of a story to tell. FULL REVIEW: Ballet: Boring or scary? Scary, says Darren Aronofsky’s new head trip. by Devin D. O’Leary (12/16/2010). 108 minutes R.