Under the Skin ★★★★

Scarlett Johansson is prowling the streets of Glasgow for disturbing reasons.  And to explain much more would both be revealing and not helpful in the least.  Jonathan Glazer creates a creepy, nearly dialogue free story that is very unsettling about its take on humanity.  Through Johannson’s eyes we see some of the best and worst of human behavior.  Glazer uses what appear to be normal Scottish people and daily scenes in the bustling city contrasted with beautiful and very stark nature scenes.  He also liberally uses an almost blacked out screen to turn up the tension and keep the viewer in the dark (heh) for quite a while.  Johansson gives a phenomenal performance, with surprsing subtlety and her transformation is well done.  A brilliant ending without too much explanation makes this a keeper.