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As the Oscar ballots get distributed to Academy members, it seems like all of the movie studios are released behind the scenes featurettes and documentaries in support of their award-nominated films. Over the past week, we’ve posted such videos as a massive 93 minute documentary The Social Network, The cinematography of True Grit, and The Making of The King’s Speech. Today we bring you a directing focused five-minute featurette for Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan. Hit the jump to watch it now.

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One of the winning characteristics of Darren Aronofsky‘s latest film Black Swan is that it does not often look like an effects-heavy movie. Great pains were obviously taken top make the film appear very real-world and grounded, the better to emphasize the feelings of paranoia and psychological disorientation that plague Natalie Portman‘s character as the film goes along.

But this is a digital age, and a new demo reel from the effects company Look FX does a great job of showing how digital effects were incorporated into the film to enhance the story and atmosphere beyond the more obvious manipulations that are evident on your first viewing. Note for those who’ve not yet seen the movie: there are some big spoilers here. Read More »

83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been announced. As expected, big players include The Social Network and The King’s Speech, but there are very strong showings for The Kids Are All Right, The Fighter and True Grit. The Best Picture nominees are: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter’s Bone. If you’re going by the numbers, The King’s Speech is strong with 12, followed by a wonderful 10 for True Grit and then 8 for both The Social Network and Inception, with the latter scoring on technical nominations.

The full list of nominees is after the break. Read More »

‘Jackass’ Stars Spoof ‘Black Swan’

Last week we told you that the stars of Jackass has filmed four parodies of scenes from the four 2010 Best Picture nominees for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. We even posted a behind the scenes video from the guys spoofing  scenes from David Fincher’s The Social Network and Christopher Nolan‘s Inception. Today we bring you Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan, as performed by the Jackass stunt players. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David Chen and Adam Quigley respond to some of your feedback from our Black Swan review, and discuss some of the more wild interpretations of the film. Special guest Alison Willmore joins us from IFC.

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