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Darren Aronofsky Faces Off Against Film Critic

He fires back at New York Film Critics Circle Chairman Armond White for his harsh review of 'Black Swan.'

Monday night's New York Film Critics Circle Awards got semi-heated when Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky exchanged words with chairman Armond White.

White, the film critic for the New York Press, had previously accused Aronofsky's Swan of "ethnic denial" and even said Kanye West's video for "Runaway" was better than the critically-praised ballerina horror film, Gawker points out.   When Aronofsky presented an honor to his cinematographer, he sniped at White: "Keep it up, because you give us all another reason not to read New York Press."   Later, he said, "Sorry, it's my only chance to get back. Now it's done."   White didn't let Aronofsky's remark got unnoticed.   "That's all right. Darren reads me. That's all I want," he responded. "And because he reads me, he knows the truth."   At the end of the evening, The Kids Are All Right’s Annette Bening called for peace when she accepted her award for best actress, reports Gawker. The site quotes an attendee as saying that Bening "tearfully came close to lecturing critics for being mean."