Black Swan and Hidalgo

This week I received Black Swan and Hidalgo from Netflix.

Black Swan

In director Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, ambitious New York City ballet dancer Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) lands the lead in “Swan Lake” but soon thinks her dreams of stardom are threatened by a rival ballerina (Mila Kunis). As opening night nears and the pressure to be perfect builds, Nina’s obsession descends into paranoia and delusion. Portman won an Academy Award for the film, which also nabbed an Oscar nod for Best Picture.

This movie was insane. I saw this movie on the silver screen and I have to saw that it was mind-blowing. I started out confused that this was a psychological thriller about dancing, but Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis were amazing. All in all a movie that was designed to mess with your mind.

Rating: 10 out of 10 stars.



Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen), reputed to be one of the best riders of the Wild West, gets his chance to prove his talent when an affluent sheik invites him to join one of the most outrageous and grueling races of all: a 3,000-mile trek across the Arabian Desert. Previously, the event was open only to those who ride Arabian horses. But now Hopkins is allowed to join the fray with his faithful mustang, Hidalgo.

This movie starts out in the States and then a down on his luck cowboy gets a chance to prove that he has the best horse in the world. An inspirational movie about a man, his horse, and achieving his goal.

Rating: 8 out of 10 stars.



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