Black Swan: Dark Hearts, Tortured Artists, and the Transition to Womanhood

Black Swan. 2010. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Screenplay by Andrés Heinz, Mark Heyman, & John J. McLaughlin. Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau, Janet Montgomery, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway, Sergio Torrado, Mark Margolis, & Tina Sloan. Protozoa Pictures/Fox Searchlight Pictures/Cross Creek Pictures. Rated 14A. 108Continue reading “Black Swan: Dark Hearts, Tortured Artists, and the Transition to Womanhood”

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Damien – Season 1 Finale: “Ave Satani”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 10: “Ave Satani” Directed by Nick Copus Written by Glen Mazzara * For a review of the penultimate Season 1 episode, “The Devil You Know” – click here Disclaimer: I was invited to the Damien Season 1 finale screening in L.A. tonight, which includes a lunch, plus Q&A with Executive ProducerContinue reading “Damien – Season 1 Finale: “Ave Satani””

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Damien – Season 1, Episode 9: “The Devil You Know”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 9: “The Devil You Know” Directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch Written by Glen Mazzara & K.C. Perry * For a review of the previous episode, “Here Is Wisdom” – click here * For a review of the Season 1 finale, “Ave Satani” – click here After the shocking events ofContinue reading “Damien – Season 1, Episode 9: “The Devil You Know””

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Damien – Season 1, Episode 8: “Here Is Wisdom”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 8: “Here Is Wisdom” Directed by Tim Andrew Written by Sarah Thorp * For a review of the previous episode, “Abattoir” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “The Devil You Know” – click here So many things happening on Glen Mazzara’s excellently macabre series Damien. First,Continue reading “Damien – Season 1, Episode 8: “Here Is Wisdom””

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Damien – Season 1, Episode 7: “Abattoir”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 7: “Abattoir” Directed by T.J. Scott Written by Mark H. Kruger & Glen Mazzara * For a review of the previous episode, “Temptress” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Here Is Wisdom”  – click here This latest episode starts off with Damien Thorn (Bradley James)Continue reading “Damien – Season 1, Episode 7: “Abattoir””

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Damien – Season 1, Episode 6: “Temptress”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 6: “Temptress” Directed by Nick Copus Written by Richard Hatem * For a review of the previous episode, “Seven Curses” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Abattoir” – click here After the emotionally devastating “Seven Curses”, Damien Thorn (Bradley James) is being transported to theContinue reading “Damien – Season 1, Episode 6: “Temptress””

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Damien – Season 1, Episode 5: “Seven Curses”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 5: “Seven Curses” Directed by Mikael Salomon Written by K.C. Perry * For a review of the previous episode, “The Number of a Man” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Temptress” – click here On we spin into the abyss, right alongside Damien Thorn (BradleyContinue reading “Damien – Season 1, Episode 5: “Seven Curses””

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Damien – Season 1, Episode 3: “The Deliverer”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 3: “The Deliverer” Directed by Guillermo Navarro Written by Ryan C. Coleman * For a review of the previous episode, “Second Death” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “The Number of a Man” – click here As Ann Rutledge (Barbara Hershey) leads Damien Thorn (BradleyContinue reading “Damien – Season 1, Episode 3: “The Deliverer””

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Damien – Season 1, Episode 1: “The Beast Rises”

A&E’s Damien Season 1, Episode 1: “The Beast Rises” Directed by Shekhar Kapur Written by Glen Mazzara * For a review of the following episode, “Second Death” – click here A new series from former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara begins! No doubt it was a long time coming, after all the revival series talkContinue reading “Damien – Season 1, Episode 1: “The Beast Rises””

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