Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Under the Skin
A mysterious seductress preys upon the population of Scotland
Jonathan Glazer's atmospheric, visually arresting abstraction stars Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien who prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell, only to be consumed by a strange liquid pool.
I don't get it.
I don't get it.
At least give it a rating.
But I don't get it.
Was it good?
Would you recommend it?
I don't know.
How does that work?
I don't know.
Just give it 2 1/2 or something.
Because it's good.
Then what's the issue?
I don't know.
For fuck's sake.
I don't understand it. It confused me.
Just your plebian mind.
You know this whole review is entirely self-indulgent, right?
So why are we doing it?
Only thing we could think of.
Also we're attention whores who like likes.
It is rare for me to finish a film and be unable to form any real opinion on it. Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, loosely based on Michel Faber’s novel of the same name, is a film that deliberately defies easy understanding. It is a befuddling, enigmatic and contradictory work that demands total engagement from its audience as it avoids all the trappings of a conventional movie. Yet after I left the theatre, both impressed and disappointed, I have been unable to shake the film from my thoughts.
It is a film of surprising contrasts - it is simultaneously mesmerising yet tedious, surreal yet mundane, erotic yet sterile. It is this internal conflict that makes the film so difficult to…
ScarJo cruisin' the hills of Scotland and channeling her inner Natasha Henstridge in Jonathan Glazer's incredibly unique one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Motorcycle zoom zoom. ScarJo naked? Hooker high heels. Ants. The way ScarJo looks in her jeans. Red lipstick makes you more fuckable. Minivan cruisin'. Disorganized directions. You should always buckle up for safety. Lonely guy. Chatty chap. Seductive strip. Disappearing wang. Ocean waves. Wetsuit chum. Lifesaver. ScarJo's jacket. Getting hit in the head with a rock fuckin' hurts. Crying baby. Clubbin' for some lovin'. Leprechaun sounding gent. Sexy backwards walk. Weird as fuck faces. Sideways cock. Fade to what the fuckin' fuck fuck fuckin'? Red rose. ScarJo's eyes. Smart dude. Face first fall. Attack the Block rejects. Hoodie man is…
What a beautiful and touching film! Scarlett Johansson is truly outstanding and it’s great to see her doing more alternative roles again. I wasn’t familiar with Jonathan Glazer’s work but I was instantly captivated by the story, the extravagant visuals and haunting score. Under the Skin is not only a very compelling drama that examines an emotionless alien who gradually starts to perceive how it feels to be human, but it’s also a highly original sci-fi flick. In addition, there were a couple of disturbing moments and one in particular which actually made me gasp in shock. Following this outcast who slowly grows some kind of empathy towards the human race and seeing her interactions with all the different types of individuals that cross her path made for a truly intriguing journey. Under the Skin is one of the most fascinating films I’ve seen and I just can’t wait to experience it again.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Much has been said and written about this. It features a haunting scene that stuck with me for days: a man crawling naked into his garden in the morning.
Another amazing scene: images of people in the city blended into a mosaic whole- Scarletts face emerges into the picture. Simple but in tone with the film both in theme and aestethic.
The 2014 Sci-Fi Horror Movie UNDER THE SKIN is a confusing journey with amazing visuals and directing LINK TO MY REVIEW: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B-XAXNpibM
Watched on Blu-ray Disc - 9/22/14.
Long lingering shots of nothing in particular, which is exactly what I like in my weird esoteric cinephile brain. I could watch Scarlet Johansen drive around for hours upon end never truly getting tired. The sheer horror of the sinking black goo is palpable, and mesmerizing. You've never quite seen anything like it before. Half Kubrick, Half Lynch all Cop...I mean All fantastic.
Esto es un estudio antropologico en forma de peliculón. Una de las mejores peliculas del año.
Loved the abstract/feeding/whatever sequences, wasn't that interested in the Scotland bits.
This a movie that deserves and nearly requires in-depth discussion, but where do you even begin? Holy fuck.
Tiene momentos hipnóticos y está muy bien interpretada, pero en general es tediosa de pelotas. Mucho más interesante en lo visual que en lo conceptual.
The newest film from Jonathan Glazer is a beautiful and atmospheric piece of science fiction and I think I kind of loved it...
Sci-fi has always had a special place in my heart. Similarly to how horror films are used to draw analogies to various social constructs, great science fiction is often used as an analog to explore deeper philosophical and ethical subjects. When you assume the possibility of something, it is then possible for you to explore that thing to its logical conclusion... This is our opportunity as the human race to ask all of those questions along the way...
This particular entry was not only an exploration of a fascinating subject, it was a good story told by…
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
- The Cremaster Cycle
- Sweet Movie
- The Holy Mountain
- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
ranges from entry-level weird to...Cremaster
not necessarily disturbing, but it helps
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).