DVD: Black Swan, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

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The Independent Culture

Darren Aronofsky's exotic mix of backstage soap opera and gothic horror movie is tosh, really: being cast as the lead in Swan Lake wouldn't turn anyone into a gibbering psycho, even someone as highly strung as Natalie Portman's fledgling ballerina.

Still, Black Swan is impeccably stylish and entertainingly potty, and it accelerates in its last 15 minutes into a whirling, unhinged farce that vindicates the rest of the film.