Early Buzz: Black Swan Test Screening Report "Natalie Portman Has Never Been Better"

Many assume that Darren Aronofsky and Fox Searchlight are racing to have Black Swan ready for either the Venice or Toronto Film Festival in September, and more definitely award season. It appears that they have a cut of the film they are willing to show select public audiences, as the first test screening occurred sometime last week. Someone named Money B claims to have attended a sneak preview screening in Los Angeles.

Here is his brief report (compiled from blogspot and twitter):

The film sneaked at the landmark in the westside pavilion and though I can't spill the beans about the plot, I will say that Natalie Portman has never been better. Man is Natalie Portman good in it, yowzers. She epitomizes everything a movie star should be – just without the attitude.  In it she's radiant, spell-binding yet vulnerable; you can't take your eyes off her.

Can't wait to see the film later this year.