Under the Skin (2013)
First screened in September 2013 / Most recently screened in May 2014
Director: Jonathan Glazer. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Lee Fanning, Scott Dymond, Paul Brannigan, Michael Moreland, Krystof Hádek, Jeremy McWilliams, Jessica Mance, Joe Szula, Ben Mills. Screenplay: Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer (based on the novel by Michel Faber).

Twitter Capsule: Themes, visual ideas can get soft or obvious, but execution always a marvel. Stunning sound, score, cinematography.

Second Capsule: Brilliantly slantwise study of one female body passing from power to vulnerability, estranging our views of both.

VOR:   An instant landmark, even in its over-reaching. Vibrant challenge to what "cinema" is now. Genuine novelty. Huge risk.



Photo © 2013 UK Film Council/Film4/FilmNation Entertainment/JW Films/
Nick Wechsler Productions/Scottish Screen/A24 Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Musical Score (Mica Levi; tie)
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Original Score

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