|Directed by:||Jonathan Glazer|
|Written by:||Walter Campbell|
|Cast:||Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan|
|Genre:||Horror, Science-Fiction, Thriller|
I'm not a big fan of Jonathan Glazer. "Sexy Beast" is a pretty good movie that manages to pay homage to the likes of "The Long Good Friday" and "The Hit" in spite of Glazer's arty pretentiousness, and pacing issues that keep it from being great. "Birth" has tremendous acting, but neither the story, nor some of his jarring editing choices, did much for me. So naturally, "Under the skin" is the perfect vehicle for his talents--a slow-paced, largely improvised mood piece that pays homage to '70s art-house giants like Andrei Tarkovsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Stanley Kubrick...[more]...