Since first seeing the premise of Black Swan I really wanted to see it. With a backdrop of my favorite ballet, it was likely to be a must see regardless, but the reviews have been uniformly excellent so it was a must see NOW.
Went to see it this afternoon and it is, indeed, brilliant. Rarely have I been so glued to the screen for an entire movie. This year I've seen Avatar and Inception - both excellent, but for sheer must-watchativity Black Swan beats them hands down.
And lest you think it's merely and adult Ballet Shoes, it's not. It's a thriller Hitchcock would have been proud of, and scarier than any slasher movie. Not for the faint of heart, it should win Natalie Portman an Oscar.