In an impassioned review excerpt from the Venice Film Festival, Obsessed With Film‘s Rob Beames is calling Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan the “best film I’ve seen all year.

“[It] left me devastated, excited, tense and emotionally drained,” Beames texted. “[Jury chairman Quentin] Tarantino will be a fool if he doesn’t give this the Golden Lion…unless, of course, something even better is coming up. Aronofsky has made his first masterpiece and Natalie Portman must now be considered a favorite for the Oscar. [This is a] perfect film that blends The Red Shoes with Antichrist, via Cronenberg.”