Black Swan countdown: female-centric suspense

Two women? in Bergman's Persona

I’m excited enough about the Natalie Portman/Darren Aronofsky film Black Swan that I already posted about its potential connection to a great dance psychodrama, The Red Shoes. The older film isn’t scary at all, but it does dramatize a woman possessed by conflicts of ambition, identity and eros. What is female-centric suspense? It has women … Continue reading

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