February 27, 2011

Not as Advertised

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It is definitely not a foolproof strategy, but the way I tend to judge films is to compare them to their respective previews. In other words, after I have finished a movie, I often think about whether it meets my expectations based on the preview, exceeds them or falls short of them. From this strategy stems my disappointment with one Oscar-nominated film with which everyone else around me seems to be anything but disappointed: Black Swan (Sidenote: As I am writing this column, the Oscars have not occurred yet).

Original Author: Suzanne Baumgarten