Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Film Review: Jonathan Glazer's Under the SkinFilm Reviews Film Vlog FIlms 2014 Must-See Sci-Fi
Sorry for the lack of quality in this review but I just had to quickly review this film and get it out to share! This is definitely a love it or hate it kind of film. Adapted from a novel of the same name by Michel Faber, Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin is one of the most provocative, experimental, and thought-provoking films to come out this year. There was a lot I left out in the verbal review like how much of this was very much guerrilla filmmaking as they really approached men on the streets and had hidden camera throughout the streets of Scotland. While at times there was a disconnect for me, Under the Skin is thoroughly an examination of what it means to truly be human and the tragic reality of humanity. Beautiful, unnerving, and powerful.
I have always adored Scarlett Johansson since her monotoned and angsty self in Ghost World. But she finally surpassed my expectations when I saw her as the ultimate guidette in Joseph Gordon Levitt's Don Jon. She is not only in the biggest blockbusters this year with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Lucy but in indie films like Jon Favreau's Chef and this film! She has had quite a year and now, she can rest with the news of her first baby on the way. Horray! But back to Under the Skin, this is one film you won't soon forget!