Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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.
How do you even rate a film when you sort of loved almost everything about it yet in the end have no concrete idea of what it was all about? It's pretty rare in cinema to find yourself constantly struggling with your very own feelings, unsure of which emotion to settle with for whenever a step is taken in either direction, something from the opposite end of the spectrum keeps bringing you back in the middle.
Under the Skin is one film that provides such unique experience. It is a mystical blend of horror, sci-fi & mystery that's easily one of the most perplexing, challenging & polarising narratives to come out in years and tells the story of a mysterious woman who…
This movie contains about 300% more of Scarlett Johansson's ass than Lost in Translation, but aside from that, there wasn't all that much to go on.
This felt like a short film stretched out to 2 hours. It's like they had about 5 scenes that were kinda interesting, then they got Johansson involved, and decided that this had to be long enough to warrant being sent out to theatres. Apparently this is based off a book, which would probably prove me wrong, but I'd have to assume the book is about the length of your average greeting card. The idea is neat for a little while, but by the 1:30 mark, it just totally lost me.
I'm an advocate for…
Under the Skin is a real work of art. Okay, someone might already be clicking the “X” button on their browser but hear me out. A lot of movies are works of art but this movie really really is working hard to be a piece of art. Like anything you watch, you have to react in some way regardless of your opinion of it. It’s not a right or a wrong way to see it. It’s your thought but the movie made you feel something. Many people seem to be very divided with this one and it’s easy to see why. That aside, Scarlett Johansson's naked in it. You got to see that so not all is lost, random person…
Under the skin is an exploration of beauty, attraction, and lust that is both riveting and unnerving. Scarlett Johansson's performance is captivating. She is wasted on the unending onslaught of Marvel movies which don't give her enough to do. The more I think about Under the Skin, the more I like it. The film is more interested in studying human behavior than it is in exploring science fiction. Men are predators hunting women. Johansson is a predator hunting men. Her beauty is the bait. The trap and reveal of what is happening to the men she ensnares made my skin crawl. After encountering Adam Pearson's tragic character the film changes pace and becomes a journey of self discovery. Johansson doesn't skip a beat and the film concludes on a grim but poetically suitable note. Beauty is only skin deep.
Die Fremde und die Einsamen. Bilder extremer Stilisierung und großer Künstlichkeit wechseln sich ab mit Bildern, die einer Undercover-Reportage einer Reality-TV Show zu entstammen scheinen, gefolgt von Aufnahmen, die der schottische Tourismus-Verband in Auftrag gegeben haben könnte. In einer Szene fängt die Kamera die Gesichter in einer belebten Einkaufsstraße ein. Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, NORTH) ist ein Mann der Bilder und der Töne, und man sieht seinen Filmen seine Herkunft vom Werbefilm und vom Video-Clip an. Ihm gelingen immer wieder Bilder, die gleichzeitig faszinieren und verstören.
Manch munkeln ja, dass die junge, hübsche und von Scarlett Johansson dargestellte Frau ein Alien sei, ein weiblicher Weltraum-Vampir, der den Männern wie anno dunnemals Mathilda May in LIFE FORCE die Lebenskraft aussaugt. Ich…
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This is an incredibly trippy art film with Scarlet Johansson showing off her skills. I like how this was shot, in a total amateur style, especially when I heard that some of the guys she picks up at the beginning were just regular people off the street that didn't know they were shooting a film.
My major issue with this film is that it went on for way too long. The plot and message behind this film could be conveyed in 30 minutes but it dragged on for an hour and a half. I know it is all suppose to be art house and everything, but it was just too much.
Still worth a watch.
Followbruary-Film 6: Ein Lieblingsfilm von Andreas.
Ich habe mir Arne vom Enough Talk für eine Therapie-Sitzung eingeladen. Under the Skin ist weird, verstörend und unzugänglich aber nicht schlecht. Arne gelang es sehr gut, mir zu erklären, was der Film von uns will.
Es geht um Menschwerdung und die Frage, was einen Menschen ausmacht. Arne bringt es gut auf den Punkt mit dem Satz: Wir sehen diese Welt durch die Augen von jemandem, die nicht versteht, wie diese Welt funktioniert.
Zu hören, gibt es das hier:
Strange movie, but somehow very intersting and you are going to think about it.
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