December 8, 2022

EP. 401.1 — Black Swan

Amy & Paul reconcile their duality with 2010’s Darren Aronofsky ballet thriller Black Swan! They dissect Natalie Portman’s full-bodied transformative performance, praise the subtly stunning visual effects, and float three theories for what really happens at the film’s end. Plus: What does a swan really sound like?

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