Black Swan has always been a weird one in that I don't think it's bad, but I'd rather just watch Perfect Blue?
I hated The Whale SO much. Haven't had such a visceral negative reaction to a film in ages. Endless misery porn using every manipulative trick in the book.
And as if that wasn't bad enough, it opened a week after the box office juggernaut that was It Chapter 1, meaning even the audience who would have been interested if it had been a horror movie were otherwise engaged.Mother! was pretentious bullshit, but I also think it is one of Jennifer's best performances and I do think she should have gotten an Oscar nom for it.
They were promoting that movie as if it was gonna be some blockbuster horror movie. It's a pretentious biblical allegory arthouse movie - it should have been released in December with all the other Oscar bait.
I mean, this is the truth. I love Black Swan but Perfect Blue is right there (and is so good) and he basically redid it. He can't even deny it because he stole/referenced one of the shots from Perfect Blue in Requiem...Black Swan has always been a weird one in that I don't think it's bad, but I'd rather just watch Perfect Blue?