Thursday, April 17, 2014

Under the Skin (2013)

Director: Jonathan Glazer. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay. 108 min. Rated R. UK. Sci-fi/Drama.

An alien seductress (Johansson) lures men into homes, for other members of the species to use their skin as a cover - but then something in the seductress awakens. Or at least that's what I think the story-line was. It's an artistic rendition of Species combined with The Little Mermaid, with a haunting soundtrack, a slow pace, and hypnotic imagery that aspire for a 2001: A Space Odyssey effect. Just watch how close that bizarre opening sequence comes to living in another (alien) dimension.I know; an art-house sci-fi sounds weird. But this movie won't let go for some time.

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