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Jackson Fleming’s review published on Letterboxd:
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I don’t care what anyone says, this film is a piece of Perfection. Every second of this film makes me feel the power of cinema.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATALIE PORTMAN! Can’t think of a better way to celebrate your b- day then watching your single greatest performance of all time. She Shines like never before as Nina, who is this girl who is going insane throughout the film and ends with the cause of her own death. Her performance is so incredible, she deserved every inch of that Oscar, and there will never be a performance more deserving.
Mila Kunis was completely Snubbed by the academy, and not only should she have been nominated, but she should've won the Oscar for Supporting Actress. Kunis gives by far her best performance of her career, as Lily and was the star of this film, making this character the emotion, and cockiness of a true ballerina. And it’s Mila so she has to crack a joke at some point and for me that was when Nina was telling Lily about the Wet dream she had about her, and after she realized it was a dream Lily asked “Was I good?!” That was a great comic relief moment from this overall intense film.
And I love the style of this film. I love the way it looks. That opening scene with the ballet of basically what happens in the film is top 10 opening scenes of all time. The cinematography is top 10 of all time, and deserved to win over inception.
Everything about this film is perfect, from the top notch acting, to the beautiful scenery, and cinematography, and the pretty great costumes of swan Lake, this film is without question, top 10 of all time, and will always be that way. And the ending of this film I mean how can U not be in Awe of how clean, and Powerful that ending was, with the entire Swan Lake scene, and realizing she stabbed herself with the glass mirror and not Lily, and shes bleeding to death, and she says the line “It was Perfect.” When I saw this for the first time, I was 14, and I was just sitting in my friends family movie room, with my friend and His family, and I sat there, and when Nina said those last words, I stood and applauded. And Applaud, and Applaud, and Applaud.
All I really have to say is that this is one of the most Perfect films on the planet. And always will be till the day I die. OH! And I think this should've 1,000% beaten Social Network, and Kings Speech for Best Picture. (Argue in the comment section all YOU WANT I Don’t care what you think, It should've won bet Picture)
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