Un­der The Skin ( 2014)

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Sparse and darkly se­duc­tive, Jonathan Glazer’s peek at the hu­man race through alien eyes pro­vided one of 2013’ s most unique and un­set­tling view­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. Ini­tially pegged as an “art­house Species”, it proves far more in­ter­est­ing and com­plex than that as Scar­lett Jo­hans­son’s emo­tion­less ET- in­dis­guise ob­serves hu­man­ity while se­duc­ing men to sate some sort of preda­tory ap­petite. As much a study of hu­man­ity as it is a de­con­struc­tion of Jo­hans­son’s own glam­orous screen im­age, Un­der The Skin is a rich, weird, ab­sorb­ing master­piece.

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