slow movies. slow movies. slow movies.
It’s a little challenging to review this without getting into spoiler territory, but I’ll try my best.
Under the Skin is a truly dense and compelling movie. I guess it isn’t necessarily for everyone, but as a mixed genre between science fiction and arthouse horror, this movie was practically made for me. Its cinematography is impeccably polished and eerily off-putting to the extent that certain images become nightmarishly indelible. The score only further complements and enhances this experience; I can’t…
Even at thirty or so years later, Studio Ghibli’s animation is still more vibrant and lustrous than most family movies today — passion and ingenuity are keywords to this. It’s also thanks to Miyazaki, who has an undeniably rare and crazy depth for creativity. I just can’t wait to discover more of his other works.
The movie has no beginning or end, yet nothing feels like a waste of time. It’s wholesome, it’s engaging, and it grants you a sense of joy and hope. It truly knows how to warm you up.