I’m going to admit right off the bat that I don’t completely understand the ending of Black Swan, although I do have ideas about what may have happened and what it means. The fact is though, it doesn’t bother me that I don’t quite know. Although there are certain movies, actually most, where you want or expect a concrete ending, this isn’t one of them. If you’ve seen the previews, you go in knowing that it’s a psychological thriller about a ballerina who is experiencing a nervous breakdown. Already the stage is set for a struggle between reality and fantasy in the mind of Natalie Portman’s uptight ballet dancer, Nina Sayers who slowly unravels after she gains the lead in Swan Lake. Continue reading »

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