On "Under the Skin"
From The Dispatch:
“Under the Skin” is perhaps the most important piece of science fiction to come along in the last decade, maybe longer. Glazer’s hauntingly assured direction, accompanied by Johansson’s chilling performance, merge to create something unforgettable. The formal audacity of Glazer’s craft is nothing short of staggering, resulting in imagery that is both lyrical and terrifying. Just as Johansson constantly stops to gaze upon her alien reflection, so does Glazer hold a mirror up to us and ask us to peer in. Is the reflection a frightening one? Absolutely. But it’s an essential one. It’s a daring opportunity to look at humanity through fresh eyes, in all it’s broken beauty, banality, and ugliness.Click here to read my full review.